Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Time for Big Two to tackle top four issues

Time for Big Two to tackle top four issues

In order to avoid falling back into the grim, segregated politics of the past, it is crucial that the North’s Executive reaches agreement over the four divisive issues which have blighted its existence so far.

Obama’s tide of hope may be a puddle of wishful thinking

Obama’s tide of hope may be a puddle of wishful thinking

The new US president has a multitude of important global decisions to make.

On the shores of a new world

On the shores of a new world

As the dark days of George W Bush slip away, the United States seems ready to embrace a new political age.

Attempts to cut cards leaves the government with a losing hand

Attempts to cut cards leaves the government with a losing hand

The government has stumbled into a crisis of its own making by trying to mug pensioners.

The day the RUC broke heads in the world’s living-rooms

The day the RUC broke heads in the world’s living-rooms

The filming of RUC violence towards civil rights marchers 40 years ago today could have had a radically different outcome.

Will the US soon be finished as a global superpower?

Will the US soon be finished as a global superpower?

No one knows what is coming next, as America teeters on the brink of economic disaster.

Wielding an influence not matched by progression

Wielding an influence not matched by progression

For all their vaunted policies and ambitious targets, the Progressive Democrats ultimately failed to implement serious change in Irish public life.

US crises might be too deep for either candidate to solve

US crises might be too deep for either candidate to solve

Criticism of the American self-myth will not be tolerated in the reality television show that is the US election.

Premier League becomes just another soap opera

Premier League becomes just another soap opera

The Manchester City buyout shows England’s top league is no longer about sport.

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.