McDowell slipping over the edge?

Southern Justice Minister, Michael McDowell, has made a hasty and humbling retreat from his bizzare claims yesterday about members of the Green and Fine Gael parties. Having compared Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton to Joseph Goebbels and told the Green party leader that the Dublin rioters were ‘your kind of people,’ McDowell has finally over-stepped the mark. Could it be that the pressure caused by the relentless gangland activity in the state is getting to the Minister, or is it more a case of the Minister’s propensity for running at the mouth catching up with him?