Tom Mcgurk, Opinion /

Biden could derail another four insufferable years of Trump

Biden could derail another four insufferable years of Trump

Only when we escape from the bizarre wrecking ball of the current US presidency will we begin to understand it. But for now, the priority is to avoid a second term of it

China is a totalitarian regime in global expansion mode

China is a totalitarian regime in global expansion mode

China is very busy constructing a society devoid of individual freedom – and it is exporting its politics as it builds an empire across the developing world

Debatable bus plan is not worth destruction of Kavanagh’s Dublin

Debatable bus plan is not worth destruction of Kavanagh’s Dublin

Nobody is denying that the capital has a major traffic problem. But the BusConnects revamp would destroy some of the city’s finest streetscapes and have Patrick Kavanagh turning in his grave

Sinn Féin paying the price for its arrogant abstentionism

Sinn Féin paying the price for its arrogant abstentionism

Its dogmatic refusal to fight for Ireland’s cause in the Westminster Brexit wars is the reason for the party’s collapse in this latest election

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?