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|Full name||Tom McGurk|
|Date of birth||20 December 1946|
|Place of birth||Cookstown, Northern Ireland|
|Spouse||Miriam O'Callaghan (1983-1996)|
Among his poems is "Big Ned" about a farmer from Brockagh, Co. Tyrone.He attended Portadown College. Currently[when?] he is a columnist with The Sunday Business Post. He has also guest presented Tonight with Vincent Browne. In 1972 he won a Jacob's Award for his RTÉ Radio documentaries on Ireland's islands. He was the presenter of RTÉ Sport's coverage of the Six Nations. McGurk also spent time in the 1980s and 1990s as a presenter on the regional ITV station for the North West of England, Granada Television.
While working for 4fm, the Director of the National Women's Council Susan McKay spoke out against an "uncouth and objectionable" interview McGurk conducted with her. The National Women's Council has since refrained from giving interviews to 4fm.
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- "Marriage is now a la mode". Independent.ie. 2003-05-25. Retrieved 2013-09-29.