Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk

Articles by Tom McGurk

Has 2016 another sting in its tail for Europe?

Has 2016 another sting in its tail for Europe?

The European Union itself is increasingly becoming the major political question in many member states. But does Brussels even notice?

Fidel Castro: A true believer who wouldn’t back down

Fidel Castro: A true believer who wouldn’t back down

Castro’s single greatest achievement was that he, and Cuba, refused to bend in the face of a 50-year onslaught from the most powerful country on earth

Who will tackle the All Blacks’ cynical brutality?

Who will tackle the All Blacks’ cynical brutality?

Almost 50 years ago an Irish headmaster sent off a legendary Kiwi lock. We need more of his ilk today

Donald Trump: Globalisation’s first national disaster

Donald Trump: Globalisation’s first national disaster

The effects of globalisation in the US and mass migration in the EU have led to popular dissatisfaction with the political elites, and thus to the rise of Donald Trump

Donald Trump tore up the rule book every time he opened his mouth

Donald Trump tore up the rule book every time he opened his mouth

How the Donald got to say: ‘You’re fired!’

Is Donald Trump actually dire enough to be president?

Is Donald Trump actually dire enough to be president?

Given the record of recent US presidents, why is anyone agonising about his suitability for the job?

Strange bedfellows as the SDLP and UUP snuggle up

Strange bedfellows as the SDLP and UUP snuggle up

Can an unlikely mixed marriage of two battered parties revitalise the North’s tired old politics?

Who fears to speak of Irexit?

Who fears to speak of Irexit?

As we face the grim prospect of our position in a post-Brexit Europe, would we be better off getting out too?

Anthony Foley: ‘Farewell, farewell, thou lands may meet  . . . my gaze’

Anthony Foley: ‘Farewell, farewell, thou lands may meet . . . my gaze’

Yes, big boys do cry, sometimes.

Tom McGurk: Anthony Foley was a true Munster rugby hero

Tom McGurk: Anthony Foley was a true Munster rugby hero

Foley was what Munster liked best, no quarter on the pitch and a warm and genial man off it, writes Tom McGurk

How Dylan stormed the artistic Bastille

How Dylan stormed the artistic Bastille

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize may not please everyone, but it recognises the poetic integrity of a man who has drunk deep of many traditions

Tom McGurk: The twin who just wants to be popular

Tom McGurk: The twin who just wants to be popular

Fianna Fáil’s drop in the opinion polls means that it is closer to Fine Gael than ever before

Fans left sidelined in sport’s creed of greed

Fans left sidelined in sport’s creed of greed

Dodgy deals and rivers of cash – now its football’s turn to squirm in the mad-money world of professional sport

Tom McGurk: Face-to-face fight for hearts and minds

Tom McGurk: Face-to-face fight for hearts and minds

The first of three US presidential debates takes place tomorrow - can the carefully choreographed format influence the outcome?

David Cameron’s Libyan legacy to haunt EU

David Cameron’s Libyan legacy to haunt EU

Cameron promised aid to jubilant crowds in Benghazi following Gaddafi’s death, but now the country is a failed state and the the Isis terrorist gateway into Europe