Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

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

New thinking needed as Brexit looms ahead

New thinking needed as Brexit looms ahead

If we get stiffed by the EU on Brexit, there is an alternative – but only if we have the courage to stand up for ourselves

Has 2016 another sting in its tail for Europe?

Has 2016 another sting in its tail for Europe?

The European Union itself is increasingly becoming the major political question in many member states. But does Brussels even notice?

Fidel Castro: A true believer who wouldn’t back down

Fidel Castro: A true believer who wouldn’t back down

Castro’s single greatest achievement was that he, and Cuba, refused to bend in the face of a 50-year onslaught from the most powerful country on earth

Who will tackle the All Blacks’ cynical brutality?

Who will tackle the All Blacks’ cynical brutality?

Almost 50 years ago an Irish headmaster sent off a legendary Kiwi lock. We need more of his ilk today

Donald Trump: Globalisation’s first national disaster

Donald Trump: Globalisation’s first national disaster

The effects of globalisation in the US and mass migration in the EU have led to popular dissatisfaction with the political elites, and thus to the rise of Donald Trump

Donald Trump tore up the rule book every time he opened his mouth

Donald Trump tore up the rule book every time he opened his mouth

How the Donald got to say: ‘You’re fired!’

Is Donald Trump actually dire enough to be president?

Is Donald Trump actually dire enough to be president?

Given the record of recent US presidents, why is anyone agonising about his suitability for the job?

Strange bedfellows as the SDLP and UUP snuggle up

Strange bedfellows as the SDLP and UUP snuggle up

Can an unlikely mixed marriage of two battered parties revitalise the North’s tired old politics?

Who fears to speak of Irexit?

Who fears to speak of Irexit?

As we face the grim prospect of our position in a post-Brexit Europe, would we be better off getting out too?

Anthony Foley: ‘Farewell, farewell, thou lands may meet  . . . my gaze’

Anthony Foley: ‘Farewell, farewell, thou lands may meet . . . my gaze’

Yes, big boys do cry, sometimes.