Michael Mcdowell

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The agency received 2,189 complaints in 2021 (compared with 1,921 in 2018 and 1,700 in 2019) although last year, just 61 per cent were deemed admissible. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There was a significant increase in complaints against gardaí during the pandemic despite phone lines and a walk-in office at the Garda Síochána Ombu(...)

Currency founders Ian Kehoe and Tom Lyons. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Digital media start-up the Currency, which was founded by former Business Post newspaper editors Ian Kehoe and Tom Lyons, has entered profit in its se(...)

A net fall in income could materialise in the region of 2 per cent, or €1,300 per annum for a household. Photograph: iStock

The reality of the war in Ukraine – and what it means for all of Europe including us – is beginning to hit. Government Ministers said yesterday the n(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell raised a number of issues of concern in relation to gambling, including amusement arcades. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell has alleged that Revenue is “collaborating in a criminal activity” by providing the licences for games ma(...)

Whether a rent freeze would ultimately achieve lower rents is a seperate question, but would it be constitutional? Photograph: iStock

Reading Dáil debates, the Government’s speaking lines are consistent: property rights are protected by the Constitution; a three-year freeze would fac(...)

Passengers wave farewell to friends on the quayside in Galway harbour. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty

There was an old and not exactly hilarious joke about the jarvey in Killarney telling the American tourist to put on her coat because rain was coming.(...)

Richard O’Halloran speaking from China with RTÉ Prime Time last February.


Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.(...)

Frank Callanan SC died on Sunday morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Frank Callanan SC, one of the most senior and best-known figures at the Irish Bar, has died aged 65. Mr Callanan, of Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, died(...)

The Taiwanese flag. There is definitely one way of standing up to China that will make Beijing take notice – we can seek closer relations with Taiwan.  Photograph: Getty Images

It’s easy to sneer at the Seanad. Most people don’t have a vote in its elections. Large parts of it are pretty much a rotten borough. It has been a co(...)

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