Eammon McCann’s sideline view…

Eammon McCann is not the most successful political operator Northern Ireland has seen. For instance, he stood for Eglinton ward this time out to highlight an issue around the lengthening of a runway at Derry Airport rather than in the City, where he might have drawn in greater numbers of votes. Well maybe, at times, it’s the quality rather than quantity that counts.

This piece outlines what he discovered this time about the working class protestant experience in the Fountain, and further afield. And about the common cause he made with one Rangers supporter (even if he couldn’t quite bring himself to share her joy in a recent Blues win).

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