Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

The Troubles: a timeline

The Troubles: a timeline

1968: the North’s civil rights movement is born, as Catholics protest against their mistreatmen...

How Brexit aftershocks are transforming the North's politics

How Brexit aftershocks are transforming the North's politics

The Sunday Business Post talks to three veteran Northern political commentators – Eamonn Mallie, Eamonn McCann and Brian Rowan – to hear their forecasts of what the future holds for the region following Boris Johnson's election

Biden could derail another four insufferable years of Trump

Biden could derail another four insufferable years of Trump

Only when we escape from the bizarre wrecking ball of the current US presidency will we begin to understand it. But for now, the priority is to avoid a second term of it

China is a totalitarian regime in global expansion mode

China is a totalitarian regime in global expansion mode

China is very busy constructing a society devoid of individual freedom – and it is exporting its politics as it builds an empire across the developing world

Debatable bus plan is not worth destruction of Kavanagh’s Dublin

Debatable bus plan is not worth destruction of Kavanagh’s Dublin

Nobody is denying that the capital has a major traffic problem. But the BusConnects revamp would destroy some of the city’s finest streetscapes and have Patrick Kavanagh turning in his grave

The entire planet is under threat from this wrecking-ball Trump presidency

The entire planet is under threat from this wrecking-ball Trump presidency

We’re all citizens of Trumpworld, praying that global disaster can somehow be averted if the White House staff keep their man sufficiently distracted for long enough

Sinn Féin paying the price for its arrogant abstentionism

Sinn Féin paying the price for its arrogant abstentionism

Its dogmatic refusal to fight for Ireland’s cause in the Westminster Brexit wars is the reason for the party’s collapse in this latest election

Right-wing warriors lead Britain to the brink

Right-wing warriors lead Britain to the brink

Nigel Farage will strong-arm the Tories towards a no-deal Brexit, while PM-in-waiting Boris Johnson will do only what is best for Boris

Rampant Farage is now ready to wreak more populist havoc

Rampant Farage is now ready to wreak more populist havoc

The Brexit Party’s predicted European elections triumph could splinter the Tories and force a no-deal withdrawal – a worst-case scenario for Ireland

The next European parliament will set sail on a stormy sea of troubles

The next European parliament will set sail on a stormy sea of troubles

Most voters never even consider the major crises looming over the EU, but base their votes on their attitude to political parties at home

Now is the time for Ulster to say Yes

Now is the time for Ulster to say Yes

This week’s talks on restoring devolved government in the North are crucial and the DUP should think twice before refusing to compromise on the issues

Lyra’s warrior women have the paramilitaries on the run

Lyra’s warrior women have the paramilitaries on the run

Far from being all-powerful, the New IRA and its ideas are in fact pure codology

European election could be final straw for British government

European election could be final straw for British government

With polls in Britain showing a decisive leap to the right among voters, and new parties coming out of the woodwork, Ireland must brace itself for yet more Brexit chaos

Notice the hint of Basil in the age of Brexit?

Notice the hint of Basil in the age of Brexit?

John Cleese’s most famous creation proves the notion that only clowns can tell the full truth

DUP’s tiresome recklessness may blow up in their faces

DUP’s tiresome recklessness may blow up in their faces

Arlene Foster and her party are not just jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement and the North’s economy, but their own political future