Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

How we can once more save Europe from the Dark Ages

How we can once more save Europe from the Dark Ages

Welcome to the most surreal week in the history of Irish politics.

Cowen’s colourful outburst is the least of our worries

Cowen’s colourful outburst is the least of our worries

We should focus on what drove the Taoiseach to say such a thing, rather than berating him for losing his rag.

Breaking down the border is in the North’s own interest

Breaking down the border is in the North’s own interest

The North needs to examine just what it has to offer its potential foreign investors.

Confusion reigns on EU treaty

Confusion reigns on EU treaty

Do you have any idea what you’re being asked to vote on in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty?

New broom needs new ideas

New broom needs new ideas

Taoiseach-elect Brian Cowen will have to deal with issues that differ hugely from the ones that Bertie Ahern faced.

Spectre of My Lai atrocities still haunts the US military

Spectre of My Lai atrocities still haunts the US military

Forty years ago, one of the worst civilian massacres in modern military history took place in Vietnam, to the eternal shame of those involved and the people who tried to cover it up.

Orgy of alcohol abuse shows that new rules are needed

Orgy of alcohol abuse shows that new rules are needed

We must take heed of the inevitable excess of underage drinking on St Patrick’s Day.

Paisley’s own tactics may unravel his party

Paisley’s own tactics may unravel his party

Even veteran Paisley watchers in the North agree that the denouement approaches. As his son Ian Junior limps away, following problems with his millionaire developer friends, and the prospects of a Paisley dynasty disappear, the DUP vultures are begin

Speed cameras are missing the big picture on road safety

Speed cameras are missing the big picture on road safety

Obsessing about speed cameras means we’re not focusing on driver error, which is the main factor in road fatalities.

Making up for the World Cup

Making up for the World Cup

Can Eddie O’Sullivan’s Ireland lay to rest the ghost of their disastrous showing in France just months ago?

Why the children of Ireland are turning into drinkers

Why the children of Ireland are turning into drinkers

Binge drinking is a product of our modern consumer society that is obsessed with popular culture.

The shock of the new

The shock of the new

The victories of Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in Iowa on Thursday night have given the US political parties plenty to think about.

Greens must not be allowed to sabotage our ancient rituals

Greens must not be allowed to sabotage our ancient rituals

There is increasing concern in rural Ireland about the Green agenda in government, particularly among the equestrian and country sports communities.

South Africa takes a step backwards with Zuma split

South Africa takes a step backwards with Zuma split

In some ways, it has been the longest political honeymoon in post-colonial African politics, but, more than a decade after the democratic triumph of the Africa National Congress (ANC) and its leader, Nelson Mandela, the storm clouds are beginning to

The GAA must never be for sale

The GAA must never be for sale

The sports association represents the last vestige of Irish community spirit fighting against the all-embracing scourge of the professional era.