05:05:05 begins…

I’ll be trying to keep you abreast of developments during the day. And keep you up on the gossip. Unfortunately I don’t have a wifi laptop – and in any case, few of the smaller places outside Belfast I’ll be visiting today do. So I’ll be uploading the news Slugger very intermittently during the day. We have the feeling this will be a truly historic day.

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.