A year in retrospect…

Mark Devenport on a tumultuous year in Northern Ireland…, which is not exactly the year we thought was going to be in it last December. It remains too early to judge if there has been a substantial turning of the tides, but the robbery of the Northern Bank looks to have changed more than the mood music.

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