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Last night.

Louis Le Fronde writes:

Dropped into my letterbox [Dublin 4]…Is he running [for the Dáil] again?

The leftist whiners won’t like it, but it l’m looking forward to his return…


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    1. dav

      straight out of the alt-right quote book, next he’ll be telling us about white genocide and how the clan were a great bunch of lads..

  1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    Say what you like about McDowell, but he is a statesman.
    I for one admired his being a very early champion of Maurice McCabe.

    1. SB

      I didn’t like him being a champion of the Seanad, and being a driving force behind the referendum to abolish it being defeated

      1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

        As I say, say what you like about him : )
        I don’t share all his opinions either, but he can certainly articulate them. Unlike many of the Dail monkeys who have to check what they think with Terry Prone first.

    2. V

      I would say he was instructed by Maurice’s solicitor, and did his job. (Although admittedly there was probably some Frances Fitzgerald animosity that needed to be cauterized as well.)

      However he did do particularly well for his client during the Tusla module of the Charlton (Disclosures) tribual. An over and above – outstanding even, professional engagement and worth every penny.

      Michael McDowell is a man of many hats – and it seems he his now fed up of his SC wiggy one

      Or maybe the decent briefs are drying up. Who knows – but what I do know is Dublin Bay South is going to be a Neo Con battle ground
      It will be epic
      Game of Thrones stuff

      1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

        Yes, he was stellar in the Tusla module.
        ALTHOUGH – it will always be a matter of great regret that he didn’t allow N.C to perjure himself at O’Higgins by keeping the tape under wraps. Rather, that policeman has since done very well for himself.

        If McDowell did make a return to politics, he would be a very good wingman to Drew Harris back in Justice.

  2. Ringsend Incinerator

    When you see the likes of McDowell playing the climate card at the NUI graduate table you know we’re all going to burn.

    Notice how he doesn’t say what his contributions were to those numerous and varied debates. Ladypartsbag.

  3. ian-oh

    There are few people I disagree with on so many issues that I have such respect for.

    McDowell is one of those people and I tell you one thing, if you were in a spot of bother, no better man to have on your side I think.

  4. Brian

    He ended late pub opening on Thursdays when he was minsiter for Justice when I was in UCD. The sauce monster I once was will never forgive him. He also opposed the upgrade of the green luas line to metro standard to Sandyford on the grounds of the traffic impact. His interests are shared with those who like to cross the tracks in their 4×4 at Beechwood rather than the luas passenger. Hard pass from me.

  5. Kevin Higgins

    As the the Irish economy built literally on a house of cards headed for the wall, the newly installed leader of the PDs as he then was, said in September 2006 – that Stamp Duty on property should be abolished, because the fundamentals of the Irish economy were sound and we didn’t need the income from Stamp Duty. One of the great polymaths of his generation.

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