Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Obama needs luck on his side

Obama needs luck on his side

The US president faces nightmare scenarios, from an economic crisis at home to the terrifying prospect of nuclear conflict in the Middle East or Pakistan

Can Munster’s pride of Lions tackle rugby’s growing crisis?

Can Munster’s pride of Lions tackle rugby’s growing crisis?

The fact that McGeechan has had to depend on just one outstanding team must be deeply worrying for the future of the Lions, and for the professional game

Financial crisis could cause profound social change

Financial crisis could cause profound social change

How bizarre that such a tiny group of men could legally inflict such catastrophic damage on the state

The sleeping dragon awakes

The sleeping dragon awakes

China’s emergence as the world’s newest economic superpower has made the west sit up and take notice

Carnival of chaos outside, a world of chaos within

Carnival of chaos outside, a world of chaos within

The G-20 Summit will attract hordes of organised radical protestors, but have the leaders of the 20 richest countries organised an answer to financial meltdown?

Out of the depths ...

Out of the depths ...

Another man who should never have been convicted has stepped free from the British prison system. What lessons does the case of Sean Hodgson hold for us in Ireland?

McGuinness’s words are a milestone in republicanism

McGuinness’s words are a milestone in republicanism

When Martin McGuinness called dissident republican killers ‘traitors’, he shut for ever the book of the Provisional IRA.

Can Ireland continue to escape rugby’s cash crisis?

Can Ireland continue to escape rugby’s cash crisis?

Given its smaller fan base and playing numbers, it is something of a miracle that, to date, Irish rugby has managed to stay out of the red

Failure of American dream would be nightmare for us

Failure of American dream would be nightmare for us

Could the great cities of the United States be torn apart by riots over hunger and unemployment?

Afghanistan may become Obama’s biggest challenge

Afghanistan may become Obama’s biggest challenge

As Barack Obama decides to send 17,000 US troops into Afghanistan, it may prove to be a greater problem for his administration than either Iraq or Iran.

Cowen needs to act now

Cowen needs to act now

The Taoiseach needs to call for resignations, starting with Brian Lenihan.

The big two must come together to save Ireland

The big two must come together to save Ireland

The time for party political posturing is well and truly over. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil must join forces to rescue the nation.

Why truth in the North is still an impossible target

Why truth in the North is still an impossible target

A Truth Commission is out of the question because the dramatis personae of the Troubles are part of the system.

Obama must erase all trace of the Bush years

Obama must erase all trace of the Bush years

The new president is faced with the mammoth task of erasing the disastrous legacy of his predecessor.

Does Obama really want to take on Israel?

Does Obama really want to take on Israel?

The signs are that Barack Obama won’t try to break Israel’s stranglehold on Washington