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# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad

Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.

# michael-mcdowell - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Exclusive

An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit Seanad This post contains videos

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit

McDowell referenced the case before the Circuit Civil Court in the Seanad yesterday.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Decision to challenge McCabe credibility 'entirely justified', Tribunal hears

The Disclosures Tribunal heard submissions about the O’Higgins Commission module today.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Michael McDowell calls for the Garda Commissioner to step aside

McDowell, a former attorney general, stood as legal adviser to Maurice McCabe during the O’Higgins Commission of Investigation.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Former justice minister Michael McDowell and ex-union boss David Begg to run for Seanad

Both of the high-profile names will be seeking election to the National University of Ireland panel.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

"Dried-out husks don't set out to murder people" - Burton

The Tanaiste’s comments were made in reaction to former Attorney General Michael McDowell saying the decision was made to let the IRA exist to avoid dissidents filling the void.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 1 June, 2015

Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'

Media outlets have been warned not to report Catherine Murphy’s allegations about Denis O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC.

# michael-mcdowell - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

# michael-mcdowell - Sunday 26 April, 2015

"Never say never" ... Michael McDowell hints at possible return to politics

McDowell made a definitive statement upon losing his seat in 2007 that his time as a public representative was now over.

# michael-mcdowell - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics

Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 21 July, 2014

Michael McDowell doesn't think much of the government's plans to reform the guards

The former justice minister has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties tonight.

# michael-mcdowell - Friday 13 June, 2014

Harry Crosbie is suing Nama over €77 million debt charge

The former developer is alleging that Nama leaked personal information about him and is unfairly pursuing him over debts.

# michael-mcdowell - Saturday 5 October, 2013

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised

Enda Kenny’s decision to decline to participate in television debates during the Seanad referendum campaign has been criticised today.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 3 October, 2013

McDowell's big book and 17 tweets from last night's Seanad referendum debate Seanad Referendum This post contains images

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

McDowell, McDonald, Martin and Bruton lined up for Vincent Browne debate tonight

Vincent Browne hosts the final Seanad referendum TV debate tonight.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad

Ruairí Quinn admitted Fine Gael’s claim of €20 million in savings if the Seanad is abolished is “inaccurate” as he took part in a referendum debate in south Dublin last night.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 9 September, 2013

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60

The former Tánaiste Michael McDowell claims that that the Seanad costs each Irish citizen the price of a two litre bottle of milk every year.

# michael-mcdowell - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Political ideology is preventing Ireland's economic salvation

Politicians are too busy trying to point-score with the electorate on social issue to address the real danger to our way of life – our tanking economy. A new party, focused on economic policy, is vital for Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 6 June, 2013

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil

Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell is arguing for the retention and the reform of the Seanad.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 1 April, 2013

Declan Ganley says need for a new political party is 'obvious'

The Libertas founder has confirmed that he is considering establishing a new political party in Ireland.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Challenge to promissory notes dismissed, court says TD could bring case

The Dublin businessman David Hall had taken a case against the State arguing that the issuing of the €31 billion promissory notes to the former Anglo Irish Bank is illegal as there was no Dáil vote.

# michael-mcdowell - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Poll shows majority want a new political party

The survey also paints a bleak picture about people’s belief in their own prospects for 2013.

# michael-mcdowell - Friday 28 September, 2012

Over €4.1m in pensions paid to former ministers last year

Most current government ministers entitled to pensions from previous ministerial posts surrendered them last year but Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t. Bertie Ahern handed back some of his annual pension.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Group's Seanad paper hopes to stimulate debate on possible reforms

A group including two current senators has published a booklet calling for reform of the Seanad rather than abolition.

# michael-mcdowell - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Revealed: Life behind the scenes at the secretive Bilderberg conference Exclusive

Documents sent to attendees, including Michael Noonan, outlining the culture of the high-powered and confidential meetings.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 23 July, 2012

Former members call for Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished

A letter in today’s Irish Times calls for the upper house to be saved as the government looks to hold a referendum on abolishing it next year.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report

A US State Department report released yesterday has sparked calls for greater awareness of human trafficking that is happening here in Ireland.

# michael-mcdowell - Saturday 2 June, 2012

What are the Bilderberg Meetings - and what's Michael Noonan doing there?

Michael Noonan is among 145 people attending the annual meeting of the secretive ‘Bilderberg Group’. What’s that?

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 5 April, 2012

In pics: Unlikely Friendship of the Day

Brian Hayes and Declan Ganley. Who knew?

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 24 October, 2011

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.

# michael-mcdowell - Saturday 1 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the race for the Áras; the Central Bank under fire; and what was discovered in one man’s underwear?

Has Michael McDowell joined Twitter to discuss #Áras11?

A Twitter account, claiming to belong to the former Justice Minister, has sprung up.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 22 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Northern Ireland culture minister "needs to be careful" on Twitter Twitter

Northern Ireland culture minister "needs to be careful" on Twitter

Northern Ireland minister says on Twitter that she should be more ministerial – on Twitter.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Independent review recommends scaling down Thornton Hall plans

Alan Shatter says the government accepts, in principle, the recommendations to build only a 300-cell facility.

# michael-mcdowell - Monday 14 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.

# michael-mcdowell - Sunday 13 March, 2011

FORMER TÁNAISTE and Progressive Democrat leader Michael McDowell has backed Enda Kenny’s insistence that Ireland should not accept an increase to its corporate tax rate in return for a reduced bailout interest rate. Writing in today’s Sunday Independent, McDowell says Ireland’s gesture to French president Nicolas Sarkozy – who is a major proponent of increasing Ireland’s tax rate – should be one “involving two digits and no other numbers“. The piece, oddly, doesn’t seem to be on the Sindo website.

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