MI5 is to move from Stormont to the Palace Army Barracks just outside Belfast. The move has caused a storm of protest, with Mark Durkan seeing Tony Blair yesterday afternoon, and Gerry Kelly of Sinn Fein protesting it is “unacceptable that an organisation which has set itself against policing and political change throughout the course of this process should be given an expanded role”.
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