Gary Kent, our roving parliamentary reporter, is in Belfast:
I am here to attend the meeting of the British-Irish Interparliamentary Body in Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday. It’s in Belfast for the first time. As well as a general discussion on the current political situation and a question and answer session with Peter Hain, another first is a session on the role of civil society. Ms Patricia McKeown (ICTU), Mr Duncan Morrow (Northern Ireland Community Relations Council) and Mr Michael Wardlow (Integrated Education Movement) will address the Body, after which they will form a panel to answer questions from the floor. I will blog direct from the Body.
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