Engaging democracy over the table?

Silly season? Maybe. This new approach to getting people re-engaged with democracy came from reader Alan with a note reading, “obviously trying to link the chattering and the plate clattering classes”.

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