Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Who is taking responsibility for the crises in this country?

Who is taking responsibility for the crises in this country?

It should be jobs and not lives that are at stake.

House-trained Green ministers are not much use to anybody

House-trained Green ministers are not much use to anybody

Gesture politics on SUV emissions, but only silence on phone rip-offs. Never mind the planet - can the Greens save themselves?

Revisionism once again?

Revisionism once again?

Controversy has raged since RTE’s Hidden History attached a dark significance to the shooting of two young men in Co Offaly in 1921.

The sting in Bush’s tail

The sting in Bush’s tail

There is the very real possibility that the US will turn to military action in a bid to halt Iran’s nuclear programme.

Power of America’s Israel lobby

Power of America’s Israel lobby

The influential pro-Israel lobby in the US is becoming an increasing threat to free speech.

Pakistan holds the key to the new geopolitical reality

Pakistan holds the key to the new geopolitical reality

Last week’s suicide bomb attempt to kill Benazir Bhutto was merely the latest indication that nuclear power Pakistan is edging closer to chaos.

Outdated tribunals do nothing but burn holes in our pockets

Outdated tribunals do nothing but burn holes in our pockets

The tribunals may have trapped politicians in the past, but their huge costs will stretch far into the future.

Local planning at the mercy of amateurs with attitudes

Local planning at the mercy of amateurs with attitudes

Local politics should not be a factor in planning decisions.

The SDLP would welcome the sight of a Fianna Fail lifeboat

The SDLP would welcome the sight of a Fianna Fail lifeboat

Fianna Fail’s possible entry into the North’s political sphere raises a number of exciting prospects, not least a link with the SDLP.

Ireland must find their killer instinct in the‘ pool of death’

Ireland must find their killer instinct in the‘ pool of death’

Devastating victories over minnows Namibia and Georgia in the Rugby World Cup will be vital in keeping Irish hopes alive.

Rabbitte’s long march has come to an inglorious end

Rabbitte’s long march has come to an inglorious end

In his five years as Labour leader, Pat Rabbitte failed to progress the party at all.

Premier League loses its soul

Premier League loses its soul

The Premier League is all about money and the clubs are little more than huge brands.

Aer Lingus’s new policies betray our cultural heritage

Aer Lingus’s new policies betray our cultural heritage

People still have to learn that Aer Lingus is no longer ‘ours’, but just another commercial operation with planes taking customers from A to B.

The wrong force in the wrong place for 38 years

The wrong force in the wrong place for 38 years

The behaviour of British soldiers in the North was a recruiting sergeant for the IRA.

Memoirs reveal Blair’s fixation on going it alone

Memoirs reveal Blair’s fixation on going it alone

The Campbell memoirs would be an entertaining light read, were it not for the dark shadow of Iraq hovering over them.