Michael Mcdowell, Opinion /

Is North's binary choice the only choice?

Is North's binary choice the only choice?

The Good Friday Agreement allows the people of the North two options: keep the union or enter a united Ireland. But are there other options?

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

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

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

Michael McDowell: How long until Donald Trump lashes out militarily?

Michael McDowell: How long until Donald Trump lashes out militarily?

Donald Trump’s idiocy is producing nothing at home and wreaking havoc abroad

Michael McDowell: Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, Leo has lost his courage

Michael McDowell: Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, Leo has lost his courage

His commitment to Seanad reform was a hoax

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

Michael McDowell: In the dying days of Project Fear, the British electorate stands on the bridge of a political submarine

The Tories are in a bind - many of them claim to want a hard Brexit, but none is in a position to defend the likely consequences

Michael McDowell: Theresa May has condemned the North to a political no-man’s land

Michael McDowell: Theresa May has condemned the North to a political no-man’s land

The British Prime Minister's decision to hold a snap election shows almost complete contempt for the political situation in Northern Ireland

Real reconciliation with the orange in our tricolour must mean more than just indifference

Real reconciliation with the orange in our tricolour must mean more than just indifference

Regarding the legacy of Martin McGuinness, the old Latin maxim ‘De mortuis, nil nisi bonum’ is wise counsel for the present

Michael McDowell: The Church condemns only itself

Michael McDowell: The Church condemns only itself

The Catholic church holds fast to the moral authoritarianism which denounced and interned unmarried mothers

Michael McDowell: Ireland can't afford generous tax treatments for the wealthy

Michael McDowell: Ireland can't afford generous tax treatments for the wealthy

When you see life-saving surgery denied over cost, tax residency for sale is a gamble Ireland can ill afford

Mark Zuckerberg’s hymn of praise to Facebook is striking in its simplicity, and yet worrying in its shallowness

Mark Zuckerberg’s hymn of praise to Facebook is striking in its simplicity, and yet worrying in its shallowness

What are we, poor mortals, to make of the latest 'Book of Revelation', this latter day gospel of Mark?

Plans to rush a flawed prostitution bill through the new Seanad are scandalous

Plans to rush a flawed prostitution bill through the new Seanad are scandalous

A prostitute’s customer will suddenly become the criminal, while the prostitute is free to roam the streets

McDowell: We need to be proactive in Brexit negotiations

McDowell: We need to be proactive in Brexit negotiations

If Ireland doesn't stand up at the Brexit negotiating table, it risks being handed a bad deal

McDowell: 'Trump is not a natural ally of Irish interests'

McDowell: 'Trump is not a natural ally of Irish interests'

We are being cast adrift on very turbulent seas, writes Michael McDowell