The McCartney mess as it coming to be known is bringing out a range of difficult headlines and stories far beyond the narrow confines of Northern Ireland numerically small political world. Blair and Brown are disgusted in the Financial Times. The Seattle Times, New York Post, The Canadian Globe and Mail features IRA and murder in its leader and the Whitehouse says the IRA should dissolve.
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