Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

We don’t need an inquiry to put an end to rental hellholes. We just need people in local government, from the Minister down, to do their jobs

We don’t need an inquiry to put an end to rental hellholes. We just need people in local government, from the Minister down, to do their jobs

No one in 21st century Ireland should live in a squalid, bunk-filled hellhole

Dublin needs a radical, active plan of regeneration

Dublin needs a radical, active plan of regeneration

Dublin's problem is not an excess of open space; on the contrary, it is under-use of its existing developed space

Sinn Féin should forget Catalonia and try fixing problems closer to  home - if it doesn’t want rule from Westminster

Sinn Féin should forget Catalonia and try fixing problems closer to home - if it doesn’t want rule from Westminster

When you come to think of it, there is something deliciously ironic about the vigorous support no...

Hardline Tory Brexiteers are baying for disaster

Hardline Tory Brexiteers are baying for disaster

The Brexiteers’ brainless posturing would be funny if the implications for Ireland weren’t so dire

Trump fancies himself as Captain America

Trump fancies himself as Captain America

There is a horrible logic to a pre-emptive strike on North Korea

Emmanuel Macron wants a federalist super-state

Emmanuel Macron wants a federalist super-state

But don’t worry, it’s just a smokescreen to hide his weakness at home

Beware Verhofstadt’s soothing words

Beware Verhofstadt’s soothing words

Britain's leaving brings us one step closer to his dream of a federalist ‘good empire’

Irish voters will never go for a European super-state

Irish voters will never go for a European super-state

Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal to abandon unanimity and to adopt qualified majority voting on EU corporate tax and Vat decisions is simply not going to be accepted

Policing Authority 'a useless and ineffectual quango'

Policing Authority 'a useless and ineffectual quango'

The Garda Síochána is under the control of the elected government, which is accountable to the Dáil, says Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell: Adams in 'game of political chicken' with DUP

Michael McDowell: Adams in 'game of political chicken' with DUP

Futile blather on a border poll and a refusal to park the Irish language issue won’t clear the stalemate in the political landscape

Signs of 'deep-seated confusion' on housing

Signs of 'deep-seated confusion' on housing

We need a powerful urban renewal body to solve the housing crisis, not an Irish Water-style quango

'Trump has achieved practically nothing so far'

'Trump has achieved practically nothing so far'

Trump supporters cannot see how diminished their country has become in the eyes of the world

Middle Ireland has to end the stalemate in its politics

Middle Ireland has to end the stalemate in its politics

If Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are dead set on not coalescing with each other, the real winner will be Sinn Féin, writes Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell: 'We are at a tipping point between young and old'

Michael McDowell: 'We are at a tipping point between young and old'

The government must wake up to the real problems that threaten to rob an entire generation of optimism and confidence

The ideological turmoil behind any decision on capital gains tax

The ideological turmoil behind any decision on capital gains tax

Imposing CGT on family home disposal is attractive to the mandarins, but the idea is politically suicidal