Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Cold and heartless killers, created here in the West

Cold and heartless killers, created here in the West

Jeremy Corbyn has the guts to say the unsayable: the West’s military intervention in the Middle East gave rise to the Manchester bomber and others who will follow him

Fine Gael beauty contest utterly devoid of  the important questions

Fine Gael beauty contest utterly devoid of the important questions

A compellingly straightforward approach will secure the party’s top job, but Varadkar and Coveney need to start talking about Brexit

There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Whether to enter a coalition with each other will be a choice Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will have to face sooner or later

May’s Brexit hooliganism will come back to bite  her

May’s Brexit hooliganism will come back to bite her

Someone should ask Michel Barnier next week about a rumoured plan to grant Britain membership of the European Free Trade Association

Have Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met their match in each other?

Have Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met their match in each other?

Will the bellicosity, unpredictability and surreal disregard for convention of Kim Jong-un and Trump cause a war – or prevent it?

Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Westminster elections in the North are usually little more than sectarian headcounts. Wise alliances could change that

Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime

Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime

With greed consuming the game and a failure to get to grips with injuries, at least the game here is in rude health

Tomahawks do the talking for Donald Trump

Tomahawks do the talking for Donald Trump

‘Speak softly and carry a big stick’ was Teddy Roosevelt’s take on US foreign policy. Whatever about talking softly, Donald Trump has suddenly discovered that he has a very big stick indeed

Time for Ireland to jump ship too?

Time for Ireland to jump ship too?

With Britain out, the Franco-German domination of the EU will draw us into a federal Europe that may even include militarisation

Martin McGuinness: War then peace

Martin McGuinness: War then peace

Martin McGuinness did not repent. He did not see the light. He ended the conflict for the same reason he joined it in the first place: as the best way to a united Ireland

Tom McGurk: A United Ireland becomes a possibility if Brexit proves a disaster for the North

Tom McGurk: A United Ireland becomes a possibility if Brexit proves a disaster for the North

Post Brexit, both North and South are only united in uncertainty – but that could change quickly

Powerless before the Brexit earthquake

Powerless before the Brexit earthquake

We are fooling ourselves if we think we will have any influence on what will happen to both parts of this island in negotiations over the coming months and years

The DUP’s contempt for the nationalist community has been its downfall

The DUP’s contempt for the nationalist community has been its downfall

Their arrogance led to Sinn Féin's revitalisation and the creation of a new political landscape in the North

Tom McGurk: We need Kenny for Brexit talks

Tom McGurk: We need Kenny for Brexit talks

Instead of playing around, Fine Gael must allow the Taoiseach to do the job he is uniquely qualified for

We won’t leave EU, but it could leave us

We won’t leave EU, but it could leave us

It doesn’t make any sense to jettison Enda Kenny when his long EU experience makes him invaluable for Brexit talks