To Brendan O’Neill for promoting the Slugger’s letter to his A-list of recommended sites and particularly for the co-billing with the CAIN on-line database from the University of Ulster – and a tag line of Peace facts no less!
Brendan’s was one the first to make it the Slugger’s list of recommended sites. He has written a series of incisive and often witty (a quality so often missing from so much written about Northern Ireland. He has covered topics like Drumcree and sectarianism within the peace process.
He is deputy editor of Spiked online, which has an excellent webpage of articles on Ireland, by Brendan and others.
A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.