Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

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

Foster may regret act of cultural barbarism

Foster may regret act of cultural barbarism

Accepting the right to an Irish identity in the North would only enhance the prospect of successful devolution

Ascendancy of the backlash class

Ascendancy of the backlash class

As a detente between Russia and the US comes into view, is Trump heading for impeachment - or the history books?

Will Irish voters get their say on Brexit?

Will Irish voters get their say on Brexit?

There is an emerging legal opinion that a Brexit deal could trigger a referendum here if it violates EU law or the Irish Constitution

McGurk: Soft talk, but no big stick

McGurk: Soft talk, but no big stick

In rejecting any threat to leave the EU should a Brexit deal prove ruinous, we have made ourselves the patsies of Europe

Crisis in the North: DUP still marches to the same old drum

Crisis in the North: DUP still marches to the same old drum

The scrapping of a small grant to an Irish language course may have had more significance in stoking the crisis than the renewable energy scheme debacle

An open letter to Charlie Flanagan

An open letter to Charlie Flanagan

Minister, why are you playing the old game of Best Boy in the EU Class, forswearing London in the process?

There is no map for where we’re bound

There is no map for where we’re bound

The new year sees us voyaging on a sea of uncertainties, with unpredictable dangers approaching on all sides

Facing up to a future of ad hoc terrorism

Facing up to a future of ad hoc terrorism

What defence is there against lone wolf attackers targeting large numbers of ordinary people without warning?

"Targeting Gerry Adams has become a sport in the Dáil"

"Targeting Gerry Adams has become a sport in the Dáil"

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael conveniently forget the dark and bloody past that preceded their entry into democratic politics