Overture, hit the lights…

Welcome to Slugger Live, direct from the Institute of Governance at Queens University Belfast. Mick has sent the executive jet to pick me up from Dublin and whisked me here in style to bring to you the events as they unfold.

As the panel and audience are filing in with canapes and glasses of Veuvre Cilquot, we’ll start getting down to brass tacks.

Any questions yet? Add them in the comments below.

Dan McGinn of PA, Alex Kane of the Newsletter, Chris Thornton of the Belfast Telegraph and Brian Feeney of the Irish News are our panel, chaired by your own Mick Fealty, sans beard.

We’ll be bringing you more as the event begins…but get your questions in now!

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