Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

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

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