Belfast City Council has approved its £30,000 funding for the St Patrick’s Day parade. Last year it decided against because it was not inclusive of Irish traditions other than nationalism. Clearly Unionists remain sceptical, since the vote was only just carried, 25 votes to 24. It will be interesting to see what qualitative differences result from the council’s involvement with the organising committee.
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
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