On the blogs….

The latest ‘crisis’ is merely contempt for the electorate reckons Voice of the Nation. David Vance reckons Sinn Fein just don’t want a spook about the place… Balrog, by contrast, is uncharacteristically quiet. Then there’s Never trust a Hippy, Sarah Carey, Alan in Belfast, the Liberal Review, Po Bronson, and Redfellow on Ervine. Oh, if that is all too, too heavy The Swearing Lady has some suggested additions to Ireland’s already complex political language at The Arse End of Ireland (not for our more genteel readers).

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