Northern Ireland and the non sectarian economy…

One of the surprising things about the Republic’s burst of economic busy-ness is the way in which the mythologies of the past have, thus far, had little provenance in the ‘great leap forward’. To paraphrase Robert Frost successful business way leads onto way. And that is very much the difference between an inward looking Northern Ireland and the outward looking Republic. My latest blog on the Guardian’s site, looks at Northern Ireland’s strange position on the periphery on the UK, and its relation to its v distant cousin the Celtic Tiger.

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