Adams has lost the run of himself

Alex Attwood must have least enviable job in Northern Irish politics, running against Gerry Adams in the next Westminster election. This current crisis has given him some good headline copy, but considering his robust performance on Hearts and Minds the other night he may privately be wishing he was standing against Gerry Kelly instead!

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