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#Michael McDowell

# michael-mcdowell - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,948 Views 46 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

# michael-mcdowell - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 5:40 PM 16,797 Views 13 Comments

A Court of Appeal ruling has considerably changed certain long-standing practices with regards to reports of child murders.

# michael-mcdowell - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'

Jan 17th 2021, 11:26 AM 67,372 Views 155 Comments

The former Tánaiste called on the Government to intervene to stop the tendering process.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?
# The Courts
# The Courts

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

Dec 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 36,181 Views 0 Comments

A recent Court of Appeal judgment has thrown into chaos certain court reporting practices.

# michael-mcdowell - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,479 Views 28 Comments

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Culture Minister asked to intervene in controversial removal of slave statues from outside Shelbourne Hotel
# Dublin
# Dublin

Culture Minister asked to intervene in controversial removal of slave statues from outside Shelbourne Hotel

Updated Jul 29th 2020, 5:10 PM 67,234 Views 144 Comments

Four bronze statues depicting two Nubian princesses from the lower Nile and their slave girls holding torches were recently removed.

# michael-mcdowell - Thursday 2 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:05 PM 19,388 Views 55 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

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

Jun 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 40,001 Views 55 Comments

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
# Seanad

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

May 22nd 2019, 7:54 AM 33,720 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures
# Disclosures

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

Mar 8th 2018, 9:30 PM 27,322 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tribunal Incoming
# Tribunal Incoming

Michael McDowell calls for the Garda Commissioner to step aside

Feb 16th 2017, 12:52 PM 21,085 Views 91 Comments

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
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

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

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:27 PM 16,277 Views 112 Comments

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 IRA
# THE IRA

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

Aug 26th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,985 Views 159 Comments

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'
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'

Jun 1st 2015, 6:41 PM 44,626 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

May 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,623 Views 118 Comments

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
# Back On Board?
# Back On Board?

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

Apr 26th 2015, 11:26 AM 9,637 Views 60 Comments

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
# MacGill
# MacGill

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

Jul 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,364 Views 15 Comments

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
# MacGill
# MacGill

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

Jul 21st 2014, 10:45 PM 16,145 Views 61 Comments

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
# Bad Bank
# Bad Bank

Harry Crosbie is suing Nama over €77 million debt charge

Jun 13th 2014, 12:25 PM 11,041 Views 0 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Oct 5th 2013, 4:18 PM 14,303 Views 112 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum

McDowell's big book and 17 tweets from last night's Seanad referendum debate

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 9,628 Views 101 Comments

He hasn’t gone away you know…

# michael-mcdowell - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 2nd 2013, 5:30 PM 7,310 Views 71 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Sep 19th 2013, 10:03 AM 8,023 Views 48 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Sep 9th 2013, 3:15 PM 4,875 Views 52 Comments

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
# Parnell Summer School
# Parnell Summer School

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

Aug 14th 2013, 3:02 PM 8,776 Views 117 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 418 Views 35 Comments

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
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

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

Jun 6th 2013, 12:53 PM 6,589 Views 71 Comments

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'
# Political Party
# Political Party

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

Apr 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 10,178 Views 120 Comments

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
# ANTI-SOCIAL
# ANTI-SOCIAL

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

Feb 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,337 Views 13 Comments

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
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

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

Jan 31st 2013, 12:00 PM 12,716 Views 170 Comments

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
# Politics
# Politics

Poll shows majority want a new political party

Dec 23rd 2012, 3:25 PM 11,541 Views 161 Comments

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
# Ministerial Pensions
# Ministerial Pensions

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

Sep 28th 2012, 7:18 PM 6,890 Views 46 Comments

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
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

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

Sep 26th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,617 Views 9 Comments

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
# Bilderberg
# Bilderberg

Revealed: Life behind the scenes at the secretive Bilderberg conference

Aug 14th 2012, 9:49 AM 33,038 Views 135 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

Former members call for Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:24 AM 2,694 Views 27 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Jun 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 11,822 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Bilderberg
# Bilderberg

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

Jun 2nd 2012, 2:38 PM 12,061 Views 93 Comments

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
# BFFs
# BFFs

In pics: Unlikely Friendship of the Day

Apr 5th 2012, 9:35 PM 6,035 Views 13 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

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

Nov 30th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,150 Views 47 Comments

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
# Referendums
# Referendums

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Oct 24th 2011, 9:02 AM 876 Views 27 Comments

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

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