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.

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