Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk: Alcohol bill will give us the measure of Varadkar

Tom McGurk: Alcohol bill will give us the measure of Varadkar

As minister for health, Leo Varadkar introduced the alcohol bill. That legislation is crawling slowly through the Dáil. As Taoiseach, will he finally see it passed?

Tom McGurk: Hostility to Irish exposes true nature of unionism

Tom McGurk: Hostility to Irish exposes true nature of unionism

The shadow of the tally-stick hangs over the DUP’s attitude to an Irish Language Act. This is a serious crisis

Tom McGurk: Gatland grinds it out as the All Blacks show feet of clay

Tom McGurk: Gatland grinds it out as the All Blacks show feet of clay

What can be said is that the British & Irish Lions went to New Zealand and survived

The Lions can win next week and take the series

The Lions can win next week and take the series

There has been criticism that the Lions played badly last week; they didn’t. If they can solve their discipline problem, they may well emerge victorious

Tom McGurk: Brexit and the border

Tom McGurk: Brexit and the border

“Will we go back to spiked roads, blown-up bridges, cement bollards? And if so who will put these in place?”

Tom McGurk: A year since Brexit and turmoil reigns

Tom McGurk: A year since Brexit and turmoil reigns

Twelve months on, we are still in the dark about the realities of Brexit

Tom McGurk: SF justifies the empty seats with empty logic

Tom McGurk: SF justifies the empty seats with empty logic

Sinn Féin MPs must take their seats in Westminster to take on the majority cooked up between Theresa May and the DUP

Jihadi terrorist killers are in love with death

Jihadi terrorist killers are in love with death

Could it happen here? Of course it could

Should Sinn Féin take its seven Westminster seats?

Should Sinn Féin take its seven Westminster seats?

The Tories’ dependence on the DUP threatens the integrity of the Assembly talks, while SF’s abstentionism leaves nationalists as mere spectators in the Brexit crisis

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Theresa May seems determined to wrench defeat from the jaws of victory

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?