Tom Mcgurk, Opinion /

Right-wing warriors lead Britain to the brink

Right-wing warriors lead Britain to the brink

Nigel Farage will strong-arm the Tories towards a no-deal Brexit, while PM-in-waiting Boris Johnson will do only what is best for Boris

Rampant Farage is now ready to wreak more populist havoc

Rampant Farage is now ready to wreak more populist havoc

The Brexit Party’s predicted European elections triumph could splinter the Tories and force a no-deal withdrawal – a worst-case scenario for Ireland

The next European parliament will set sail on a stormy sea of troubles

The next European parliament will set sail on a stormy sea of troubles

Most voters never even consider the major crises looming over the EU, but base their votes on their attitude to political parties at home

Now is the time for Ulster to say Yes

Now is the time for Ulster to say Yes

This week’s talks on restoring devolved government in the North are crucial and the DUP should think twice before refusing to compromise on the issues

European election could be final straw for British government

European election could be final straw for British government

With polls in Britain showing a decisive leap to the right among voters, and new parties coming out of the woodwork, Ireland must brace itself for yet more Brexit chaos

Notice the hint of Basil in the age of Brexit?

Notice the hint of Basil in the age of Brexit?

John Cleese’s most famous creation proves the notion that only clowns can tell the full truth

DUP’s tiresome recklessness may blow up in their faces

DUP’s tiresome recklessness may blow up in their faces

Arlene Foster and her party are not just jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement and the North’s economy, but their own political future

Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

There is growing evidence that many innocent Catholics were deliberately killed as part of a state-organised counter-insurgency operation

Deal or no deal, primal English nationalism won’t be sated by Brexit

Deal or no deal, primal English nationalism won’t be sated by Brexit

The Tory war against Europe looks like it could have years, if not a generation, to run – with the North in the thick of it

Brexit is changing the face of politics in the North

Brexit is changing the face of politics in the North

In the face of a possible British crash-out, the new civic nationalist movement is attracting Protestant as well as Catholic support

We will rue mixing this dangerous cocktail of alcohol and sport

We will rue mixing this dangerous cocktail of alcohol and sport

Why are we letting the drinks industry cynically promote a product that wreaks devastation across our society?

A welcome debunking of War of Independence myths

A welcome debunking of War of Independence myths

RTÉ’s new documentary shows there was no mandate for armed struggle until Britain’s war crimes paved the way to freedom

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

As a child I had imagined that if nature ever collapsed, it would be under a mushroom cloud - not as the result of a natural catastrophe

Can Irish America protect the backstop?

Can Irish America protect the backstop?

As key American political figures voice their concerns for the peace process to Downing Street, it may be the opening chapter in a very significant new Brexit sideshow

Have the hard lessons of  1969 been forgotten?

Have the hard lessons of 1969 been forgotten?

Theresa May and her cronies are brazenly riding roughshod over the fragile architecture of the Good Friday Agreement, breaking trust and endangering peace on this island