Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

There is growing evidence that many innocent Catholics were deliberately killed as part of a state-organised counter-insurgency operation

Deal or no deal, primal English nationalism won’t be sated by Brexit

Deal or no deal, primal English nationalism won’t be sated by Brexit

The Tory war against Europe looks like it could have years, if not a generation, to run – with the North in the thick of it

Murder, perjury, lies, and finally some justice

Murder, perjury, lies, and finally some justice

Last week’s decision to prosecute a soldier for the Bloody Sunday killings in 1972 comes as a result of years of campaigning by the families of the innocent civilians murdered that day – and the bravery of one paratrooper whose testimony was first published in this newspaper

Brexit is changing the face of politics in the North

Brexit is changing the face of politics in the North

In the face of a possible British crash-out, the new civic nationalist movement is attracting Protestant as well as Catholic support

We will rue mixing this dangerous cocktail of alcohol and sport

We will rue mixing this dangerous cocktail of alcohol and sport

Why are we letting the drinks industry cynically promote a product that wreaks devastation across our society?

A welcome debunking of War of Independence myths

A welcome debunking of War of Independence myths

RTÉ’s new documentary shows there was no mandate for armed struggle until Britain’s war crimes paved the way to freedom

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

As a child I had imagined that if nature ever collapsed, it would be under a mushroom cloud - not as the result of a natural catastrophe

Can Irish America protect the backstop?

Can Irish America protect the backstop?

As key American political figures voice their concerns for the peace process to Downing Street, it may be the opening chapter in a very significant new Brexit sideshow

Have the hard lessons of  1969 been forgotten?

Have the hard lessons of 1969 been forgotten?

Theresa May and her cronies are brazenly riding roughshod over the fragile architecture of the Good Friday Agreement, breaking trust and endangering peace on this island

Concussion test has profound implications

Concussion test has profound implications

A new test to diagnose head injuries pitch-side won’t eradicate the problem, but it could make rugby safer

Resistance badly needs a reality check

Resistance badly needs a reality check

RTÉ’s expensive drama about the War of Independence fails to address the era’s central issue: the morality of political violence

Sammy Wilson and the power of the poison pen

Sammy Wilson and the power of the poison pen

Both in print and in person, the DUP firebrand is spinning a Brexit narrative that is not just laughably inaccurate, but irresponsible and dangerous

Is romancing the SDLP right for Fianna Fáil?

Is romancing the SDLP right for Fianna Fáil?

Micheál Martin’s plan to venture North will involve him in a merger with a party even more spectacularly in decline than his own

Irish rugby lines out for its most exciting year

Irish rugby lines out for its most exciting year

Whether Ireland can win the World Cup is the big sporting question of 2019 but, either way, Joe Schmidt will have left a powerful legacy

Historical echoes in Britain’s EU departure

Historical echoes in Britain’s EU departure

Severing oneself from the world’s biggest market looks like lunacy – but we did it ourselves a century ago this weekend