Tom Mcgurk, Opinion /

This is a Europe we never imagined

This is a Europe we never imagined

Groupthink informs the media’s attitude to the EU, while most politicians have become opportunistic cheerleaders for its bully-boy tactics and its heaving trough of goodies

Surge of the migrant tide

Surge of the migrant tide

While we wait, torn between compassion and practicality, the signs are that the massive 21st century population shift has already begun

Big Jack’s legacy has turned to dust

Big Jack’s legacy has turned to dust

Twenty-five years ago, Jack Charlton led the Irish team and its delirious fans to previously unknown heights of success at Italia 90. Now watching the Irish team play is like watching green paint dry. What’s gone wrong?

The tide of troubles on Europe’s southern shore

The tide of troubles on Europe’s southern shore

Exactly how many refugees can Europe take?

From pastime to patrician plaything

From pastime to patrician plaything

What was a sport that enriched millions of lives in deprived communities has become the workhorse of 21st century global capitalism

Familiar voices, stilled lives

Familiar voices, stilled lives

The deaths of Bill O’Herlihy and Derek Davis reminded us of the intrinsic transience of broadcasting talent, but also of the deep emotional imprint that it can leave on us

Can we allow another referendum like this?

Can we allow another referendum like this?

A referendum Yes campaign funded by €25 million from the US and complex arguments reduced to marketing slogans says little for the integrity and dignity of our democracy

No certainties any more in the new North

No certainties any more in the new North

‘Catholic’ and ‘nationalist’ may no longer be synonymous, as disillusionment with the South sees attitudes shift

British Elections: A kingdom far from united

British Elections: A kingdom far from united

It is no longer the Irish question that excites political debate in Britain, it is the Scottish question and the European question

Inequality is the flaw in the American dream

Inequality is the flaw in the American dream

It is 40 years since the fall of Saigon. But since then, it is the US that has declined

An anarchic classic that awakened us all

An anarchic classic that awakened us all

Father Ted captured a whole series of religious and cultural epiphanies, and remains a comedy landmark two decades on from its debut

The loneliest job in the world

The loneliest job in the world

Airline pilots bear a huge responsibility, routinely face stresses many of us couldn’t handle, and often fly in a state of exhaustion as they hop between continents

Tradition vs modernity in Marseilles today

Tradition vs modernity in Marseilles today

Ireland produces its own players, French clubs are buying in talent. The odds are stacked against Leinster

Isis is now a medieval threat to our existence

Isis is now a medieval threat to our existence

The west has never seen an enemy like this and Isis is convinced that it will destroy us in its attempts to restore the caliphate

Red blooded bloke in a pasty-faced world

Red blooded bloke in a pasty-faced world

Jeremy Clarkson is old-school male, rare in today’s PC media, revelling in mates and motor cars, and becoming a global star in the process