McDowell rejects criticism of poll by human rights body

Irish Times. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 The Minster for Justice, Mr McDowell, has rejected as “weak and tendentious” claims by the Human Rights Commission that the citizenship referendum may breach two international treaties, writes Arthur Beesley, Political Reporter. The Minister’s dismissal last night of the commission’s legal critique of the referendum came after it accused […]

Mad Mullah in a BlueShirt

Capitol Hill. Monday, March 14, 2004 —One of the dividends of the Irish peace-process has been the ending of the ” civil-war” between the Irish Government and Irish-Americans committed to exposing British oppression in Northern Ireland, and committed to getting America to stand up for human rights, equality, justice and peace in Northern Ireland. That […]

New McCarthyism In Journalism

Daily Ireland (Belfast) Wednesday, March 09 2005 Here is another enlightening article on the fascism that Mc Dowell has inherited. In 1972 Dessie O’Malley — infamous for his hostility to any one who defied the corrupt and oppressive system in Northern Ireland — was Minister for Justice in the Irish Republic. As the following article […]

McDowell should learn lessons from history Sunday Business Post

Sunday, March 06, 2005 – By Brian Feeney Nearly 50 years ago, the British government arrested Archbishop Makarios, the Greek Orthodox primate of Cyprus, and exiled him to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Makarios was not only the spiritual leader of Greek Cypriots, but was also their political leader. He had been campaigning for […]

McDowell’s Northern Drama Sunday Business

27 February 2005 By Pat Leahy Is Michael McDowell trying to remake single-handedly the Northern peace process? In recent weeks, McDowell has been a whirlwind amalgam of propaganda supremo, chief of police, polit! ical leader and chief negotiator. He has tormented Sinn FÈin and the IRA, attacking them as common thugs, as mafiosi wedded to […]

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