Media legal action concludes with apology…

As if to emphasise the importance of playing the ball and not the man, PA reports the that an out-of-court settlement after a personal attack by Andersonstown News columnist Squinter on Sharon O’Neill, one of the top journalists at the Irish News, which has led to the former to make a public apology, three years after the fact.

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