The Indo on blogs and blogging…

Slugger gets a mention in tomorrow’s Indo… though, it warns its mostly southern readers that we can be a bit of a northern bore… ouch… we really must get out more!! Thanks to Donnacha for the heads up!!

  • lovelyleitrim


  • Donnacha

    It certainly keeps me going during the long working day. Better class of argument than the UPMJ forum as well….

  • Pete Baker

    Well, Mick.. we can’t really complain that much.. given we’re included in the list of 4 blogs titled – “Blog almighty… famous blogs around the world”

    What it actually says about us.. “One of the better known Irish blogs, focusing largely on politics and economics. There’s a heavy Northern Ireland bias, so those fed up with reading about Northern squabbles may wish to give it a skip.”

    “focusing largely on politics and economics”?

    Hmm.. note to self.. need to up the quota of science and culture posts then…

  • Garibaldy

    May I be the first on this thread to respond by saying – free state bastards

  • Garibaldy

    By which I meant first person to say free state bastards.

  • Miss Fitz

    Squabbles, eh?

    Yes indeed, I had been searching for a neutral and acceptable term for the conflict, but I am not absolutely certain this will fit the bill.

    I think that while Slugger does what it says on the tin, we also cover a wide range of global issues and concerns, and are not navel gazing 100% of the time. About 80%?

    G, I agree with your sentiment entirely!

  • Hurler on the Ditch

    Actually I would have thought the sub-heading “notes on Northern Ireland politics and culture” at the top of the page would perhaps have tipped off most that there would be a “heavy northern Ireland bias”…..

    Should point out that the Indo itself seems to be a reasonably good paper but appears to have a heavily Irish bias.

  • Tochais Siorai

    My favourite Indo related quote in recent times referred to Kevin Myers move from the Times to the Indo and that

    ‘…it improved the quality of both papers.’

  • Mick Fealty

    I take everyone’s point… but when it’s slow in Northern Ireland we really could do with getting out more… There’s a lot happening in both Britain and the Republic that we could dig into…

  • Donnacha

    THere’s a fair amount of us scattered Irish buggers (of all stripes) around the rest of the globe as well. Even though a recent thread post suggested that we could all go and sod off. And let’s be honest, it would make a pleasant change from counting down to Nov 24 hour-by-hour.

  • fair_deal

    The site does have the banner ‘Notes on Northern Ireland politics and culture’ so it is hardly an undeclared ‘bias’. Anyway the comment is just symbolic of the Irish Indo’s partitionist mind-set 😉

  • foreign correspondent

    The Indo? The Indo? What a toe-curdlingly middle-class fetishizingly socialite-parasite fetingly scraping-the-gutter beneath the barrel mess of non-journalism. The nadir of a paper which has had many many lows may have been when they said Liam Lawlor´s interpreter was a prostitute. Sorry but it really is a total rag. How can they dare pass judgment on anyone or anything? What does it say about Ireland that so many people buy that rubbish?

  • Donnacha

    It says that the Irish Press is no more….

  • cladycowboy


    Very true. Oh, and you’ve inspired me on another thread. [Removed]

  • Donnacha

    Ah yes. The “most unpopular people ever in Ireland” thread. Think of the candidates: Dev, IJP, Collins, Haughey, Keane, Dunphy, Tubridy, Eamonn Holmes. So many people, so few knuckles…..

  • Mick Fealty

    Ball guys, ball!! Road to hell and all that…

  • Donnacha

    And Chris Rea….Sorry.

  • cladycowboy

    Apologies Mick, this cowboy was too quick on the draw, i should really knuckle down and defeat aforementioned journalist’s ‘arguments’ with batter ones of my own

  • cladycowboy

    ‘And Chris Rea’

    *winces and smiles*

  • Don’t blame us free staters – we all hate d’Indo too but unless you’re blessed to be from Cork what’s the alternative?