Articles by Tom McGurk
Ludovic Kennedy was more than just a BBC journalist; he was also a courageous campaigner on behalf of victims of miscarriage of justice
There was a political shambles on all fronts last week, and there is no sign that the chaos is about to take a mid-term break
This year, Europe will have the highest rates of child depression, child-on-child murder, underage pregnancy, obesity, violent and anti-social behaviour and pre-teen alcoholism since records began.
Watching last Sunday’s RTE 1 television programme Does God Hate Sex? it was depressing to see a familiar crew rehearsing the same old questions: David Norris, a feminist or two, a radical woman writer.
The run-in to the Lisbon II vote on Friday, which should have been an example of a 2009 modern European democratic exercise at work, has become a depressing and shabby experience.
Barack Obama’s decision to abandon the nuclear shield plan for east Europe has helped calm relations with Russia, but can he push his agenda to eliminate nuclear weapons altogether?
The new National Drugs Strategy has finally put drink where it belongs - alongside cannabis, cocaine and heroin as a threat to society’s heath and wellbeing
In many ways, Eddie O’Sullivan became the victim of radically changed circumstances in Irish rugby.
Rugby is now big business, and the tactics of the Harlequins coach were more than just a breach of a gentlemanly code
Opposition to the plan by the Greens would be an act of political suicide
Whoever cast that first stone at the Apprentice Boys’ parade in 1969 could hardly have imagined the results of such action 40 years later
We might learn something from the infamous 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, which killed more people on a global scale than the first World War
This was supposed to be a defining, if not critically important, year for Sinn Féin.
Political thuggery will, of course, always seek out the point of least resistance, and the unfortunate Roma in Belfast last week were fit for the purpose
Frank Flannery may have dragged Fine Gael back from oblivion, but he received no mercy for making a policy gaffe