Would the real St Patrick please stand up

At one time, the only thing to mark St Patricks Day in our parish was going to Mass, and a day off school. The first time I encountered green beer was about 25 years ago in a town centre pub in Portadown of all places. David Vance welcomes the prospective all new inclusive St Patrick’s Day celebrations planned for Belfast. But, he asks, who will be remembering the man himself?

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