Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk: Brexit and the border

Tom McGurk: Brexit and the border

“Will we go back to spiked roads, blown-up bridges, cement bollards? And if so who will put these in place?”

Tom McGurk: A year since Brexit and turmoil reigns

Tom McGurk: A year since Brexit and turmoil reigns

Twelve months on, we are still in the dark about the realities of Brexit

Tom McGurk: SF justifies the empty seats with empty logic

Tom McGurk: SF justifies the empty seats with empty logic

Sinn Féin MPs must take their seats in Westminster to take on the majority cooked up between Theresa May and the DUP

Jihadi terrorist killers are in love with death

Jihadi terrorist killers are in love with death

Could it happen here? Of course it could

Should Sinn Féin take its seven Westminster seats?

Should Sinn Féin take its seven Westminster seats?

The Tories’ dependence on the DUP threatens the integrity of the Assembly talks, while SF’s abstentionism leaves nationalists as mere spectators in the Brexit crisis

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Tom McGurk: Will Corbyn pull off a political earthquake?

Theresa May seems determined to wrench defeat from the jaws of victory

Cold and heartless killers, created here in the West

Cold and heartless killers, created here in the West

Jeremy Corbyn has the guts to say the unsayable: the West’s military intervention in the Middle East gave rise to the Manchester bomber and others who will follow him

Fine Gael beauty contest utterly devoid of  the important questions

Fine Gael beauty contest utterly devoid of the important questions

A compellingly straightforward approach will secure the party’s top job, but Varadkar and Coveney need to start talking about Brexit

There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Whether to enter a coalition with each other will be a choice Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will have to face sooner or later

May’s Brexit hooliganism will come back to bite  her

May’s Brexit hooliganism will come back to bite her

Someone should ask Michel Barnier next week about a rumoured plan to grant Britain membership of the European Free Trade Association

Have Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met their match in each other?

Have Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met their match in each other?

Will the bellicosity, unpredictability and surreal disregard for convention of Kim Jong-un and Trump cause a war – or prevent it?

Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Tom McGurk: An anti-Brexit pact of Northern convenience

Westminster elections in the North are usually little more than sectarian headcounts. Wise alliances could change that

Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime

Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime

With greed consuming the game and a failure to get to grips with injuries, at least the game here is in rude health

Tomahawks do the talking for Donald Trump

Tomahawks do the talking for Donald Trump

‘Speak softly and carry a big stick’ was Teddy Roosevelt’s take on US foreign policy. Whatever about talking softly, Donald Trump has suddenly discovered that he has a very big stick indeed

Time for Ireland to jump ship too?

Time for Ireland to jump ship too?

With Britain out, the Franco-German domination of the EU will draw us into a federal Europe that may even include militarisation