Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Rugby is at a crossroads of its own making

Rugby is at a crossroads of its own making

Ireland v New Zealand will be the highlight of autumn friendlies. But might it be the last hurrah?

Salute WWI dead, but not with red poppies

Salute WWI dead, but not with red poppies

Not only does the symbol help to sanitise an imperial bloodbath, it also legitimises contemporary warmongering

Demand for amnesty adds to families’ grief

Demand for amnesty adds to families’ grief

Questions about alleged security force collusion in killings in the North must still be answered

Varadkar is right about threat to peace in North

Varadkar is right about threat to peace in North

The DUP may never be able to re-engage with power-sharing as it sides with far-right Tories over Brexit. So is the Peace Process in trouble?

Will Brexit break our neighbour’s union?

Will Brexit break our neighbour’s union?

English nationalism has been on the rise for years. Now it’s a potent beast

Brexiteers sow seeds of Irish reunification

Brexiteers sow seeds of Irish reunification

Arlene Foster’s DUP spent the week issuing dire warnings to the Tories, but does the party have the nerve to topple May’s government?

Brexit is starting to feel like Suez all over again

Brexit is starting to feel like Suez all over again

Britain’s post-imperial hangover has lasted for generations, right up to today’s Brexiteers

Is elitism pushing GAA players too far?

Is elitism pushing GAA players too far?

An ESRI report on the GAA shows that the demands made of amateur players are creating a burnout crisis for 18 to 21-year-olds

A journalist and editor who changed Ireland

A journalist and editor who changed Ireland

The late John Mulcahy, whose magazine Hibernia reflected and chronicled the turbulent and transformative 1960s and 1970s, leaves behind a rich journalistic legacy

Protesting against Trump’s visit is reckless showboating

Protesting against Trump’s visit is reckless showboating

Massive marches and a secondhand hot-air balloon only risk antagonising a politician who Ireland badly needs onside

Migrant crisis could prove undoing of EU

Migrant crisis could prove undoing of EU

Tensions over migration, and opposition to it, are striking at the heart of the European Union’s political and social purpose

How the SBP revealed the testimony of Soldier 027

How the SBP revealed the testimony of Soldier 027

A chance meeting in the Caribbean led eventually to the establishment of the Saville Inquiry, which brought long-awaited answers and some justice for the relatives of the victims of Bloody Sunday

Why Irish rugby has the world at its feet

Why Irish rugby has the world at its feet

Ranked second only to New Zealand, our national team has a real chance to win the World Cup next year in Japan

A short walk, but a long struggle

A short walk, but a long struggle

Fifty years ago this Friday, the North witnessed its first ever civil rights march: a four-mile walk from Coalisland to Dungannon in Co Tyrone. The protest lit the fuse for a firestorm of political tumult that has yet to fully play out

Women in sport are part of our national story

Women in sport are part of our national story

With the wonderful performance of Irish women in the Hockey World Cup, it’s time to celebrate how emerging nationalist Ireland embraced the right of women to participate in sport