Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell: There is no sudden, post-Brexit clamour for unification in the North

Michael McDowell: There is no sudden, post-Brexit clamour for unification in the North

Trust and respect are the basic building blocks of partnership on this island

Michael McDowell: It will take a crowbar to get Enda out of office

Michael McDowell: It will take a crowbar to get Enda out of office

But his Fine Gael pretenders are only carrying feather duster

Britain’s leadership vacuum and Europe’s vindictiveness make a bad situation worse

Britain’s leadership vacuum and Europe’s vindictiveness make a bad situation worse

For Ireland, Brexit involves huge complications and implications

Michael McDowell: Britain’s departure from the EU seems a fait accompli

Michael McDowell: Britain’s departure from the EU seems a fait accompli

But it still might yet be averted

Michael McDowell: Years of political and economic uncertainty lie ahead

Michael McDowell: Years of political and economic uncertainty lie ahead

For now, Ireland needs Britain to get a good market access and trade deal

Jo Cox's brutal killing may well swing the Brexit vote

Jo Cox's brutal killing may well swing the Brexit vote

We must always be thankful for good people like Jo Cox.

The ‘Remain’ campaign struggles to counter Little Britain's immigration fears

The ‘Remain’ campaign struggles to counter Little Britain's immigration fears

We are all watching in suspense from the stands

The ‘new politics’ has put the government on thin ice

The ‘new politics’ has put the government on thin ice

Fianna Fail have been given a chance to reinvent itself

Michael McDowell: The Irish Constitution guarantees civil freedom to all its citizens

Michael McDowell: The Irish Constitution guarantees civil freedom to all its citizens

No religion should try to override those rights

Michael McDowell: If a Brexit comes to pass, the break-up will be mutual, negotiated and gradual

Michael McDowell: If a Brexit comes to pass, the break-up will be mutual, negotiated and gradual

The economic consequences could be double-edged

Michael McDowell: We have reason to be scared of a Brexit result

Michael McDowell: We have reason to be scared of a Brexit result

Outcome will decided by the strength of prejudice, rather than the rationality of political arguments

McDowell: There's a touch of political necrophilia in Ross accepting ministry

McDowell: There's a touch of political necrophilia in Ross accepting ministry

Preserving political duopoly has been FG and FF’s highest imperative

Will this Dáil seizes the opportunity to redeem the parliamentary process?

Will this Dáil seizes the opportunity to redeem the parliamentary process?

Hope springs eternal

Never mind Brexit – we should be discussing the kind of EU we want

Never mind Brexit – we should be discussing the kind of EU we want

We have little or no real debate in this country about the kind of Europe we want the EU to become

Michael McDowell: We may be lumbered with a fatally weak government

Michael McDowell: We may be lumbered with a fatally weak government

FF's cute-hoor mindset and FG's support of Enda Kenny could seal our fate