Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Thanks for the memories, Jimmy

Thanks for the memories, Jimmy

Jimmy Magee had a gift for encapsulating the moment in a phrase, and a phenomenal memory for all things related to sport

An ever-closer union, whether we like it or not

An ever-closer union, whether we like it or not

With Britain out of the picture, Juncker will move quickly to realise his federalist ambitions. This is not what we signed up for. And who knows where it will lead

US’s ugly record fuels the North Korean fire

US’s ugly record fuels the North Korean fire

When Kim Jong-Un rattles his sabre, he is well aware of the appalling havoc wreaked by the United States in his native land

Agendas shift as Brexit hits home

Agendas shift as Brexit hits home

Sinn Féin is leaving the North’s Remain voters at mercy of the DUP

Shock and awe  hits close to home

Shock and awe hits close to home

The Barcelona attack raises questions about whether conventional policing in democratic societies can meet the threat posed by Isis

Removing statues cannot erase history

Removing statues cannot erase history

Should ‘historical correctness’ reach even into our National Museum, to erase the Irish who fought for the US Confederacy?

A Premier product, but devoid of values

A Premier product, but devoid of values

Roll up, roll up for the 26th season of the increasingly ludicrous English Premier League

We’re all passengers on the Brexit runaway train

We’re all passengers on the Brexit runaway train

Tough-talking means the phoney Brexit war is over, but the party still refuses to rally to Ireland’s cause by taking its seats in the Commons

Tom McGurk: Television for the people at its best

Tom McGurk: Television for the people at its best

Late-night muggings, flowing adrenalin, unfamiliar faces, an ever-present air of danger: Vincent Browne’s show had it all

Dunkirk and the myths that still rule Britannia

Dunkirk and the myths that still rule Britannia

How much did Britain’s belief that it stood alone in World War II influence its decision to retreat from the EU?

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?”