I’m not sure how long Mullan’s in Royal Avenue is gone now, but Galway is about to lose one of its most venerable institutions, Kenny’s Bookshop is to close its doors and is beating a retreat to the net. The Money Programme on BBC 2 this week looked at the phenomenon of eBay and how antique dealers are decamping and heading for the net en masse.
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