WiFi needed at Stormont…

The powers that be at the Assembly should take note of the plans at the Oireachtas to update and modernise facilities for the relatively small Dail chamber. Already TDs can been seen working on their lap tops during sessions, but any future expansion is likely to include “refurbishment of the existing chamber to increase its capacity and introduce modern information technology and other systems”. When the fun and games were happening at Stormont today, there wasn’t a sniff of a WiFi connection. With the copious technological backup of big media, it was just about the worst place for a blogger to get stuck on such a fascinating news day. Speed the day…

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