There may well be a story in the unpublished Barron Report, but it is one that, for reasons best known to itself, the Irish Government is reluctant to make public. Instead, we have had a drip feed of committee and sub committee reports hinting at what it might have said, or what it could hint at. As Brian Feeney says in his column yesterday, “another report to the Oireachtas was as much use as emptying a bucket of water into Lough Neagh”. His advice to disgruntled Nationalists? Sit back and enjoy the schadenfreude, the road ahead is blocked.
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