Before I head off to bed, this has to be the money quote of the day, from a particularly laconic, but no less acute, Irish American reader in the heart of silicon valley:
I think that the political establishments are compromising the PSNI’s integrity (and hence their effectiveness in the long term) for sleazy short term goals that pull the politico’s chestnuts out of the fire.
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