Happy New Year all…

We’re having a quiet time at home ourselves. It’s been a quiet year for NI politics and (outside picking up the odd gong), a comparatively quiet one for Slugger too. I’m saving all my predictions for a guest slot in Fortnight’s political column, but I wouldn’t be giving much away if I suggested that 2005 should be another quiet one – if all goes well. Thanks to all of you, whatever your persuasion, politics or faction, for your dedication to stripping down the issues and occasionally laying them bare. Thanks too to my fellow bloggers, and the team of moderations we have had throughout the year. Best of luck and good wishes to all. See you here next year – same times, same place.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty