Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

The EU is wilfully dragging us into the Caucasus crisis

The EU is wilfully dragging us into the Caucasus crisis

What are the Poles and Czechs doing, playing along with America’s power game?

Obama struggles to move beyond the sound bite

Obama struggles to move beyond the sound bite

After radically shifting his policies away from the left, Barack Obama has seen John McCain whittle away his lead in the polls - at the worst possible time.

EU caught in Caucasian crossfire

EU caught in Caucasian crossfire

Events in the Caucasus last week highlighted US policies in relation to Russia.

Tackling football’s core problems

Tackling football’s core problems

Gaelic football is in danger of being severely undermined by the lottery of fouls.

China keen to claim its place in the sun

China keen to claim its place in the sun

The Beijing Olympics is opening the curtains on the world’s biggest and strangest social experiment.

Friel: the repossession man

Friel: the repossession man

Brian Friel’s work refused to be part of the cultural conspiracy that was demanded by partition.

Lisbon highlights the need for a debate on immigration

Lisbon highlights the need for a debate on immigration

This column has been predicting it for some time and it may finally be about to happen: a debate about immigration and its wider consequences for Ireland. It could even be a debate free of the deadening influence of the politically correct.

EU to keep pushing for dead parrot treaty

EU to keep pushing for dead parrot treaty

Ireland must solve its ‘problem’ and get the right result on Lisbon.

Comment: Irish not ready to give up our rights

Comment: Irish not ready to give up our rights

Ireland throws off the yoke of European imperialism to reject the Lisbon Treaty.

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.