If you missed it, that 18 Doughty Street TV discussion, which includes surprise guest Trimble (as much a surprise to him as to the rest of us) on the Republic’s Election is now available in archive. Why did Bertiegate not stick? Is the economy stupid? How STV in slows the long term progress of any rising political project, and pitting party colleague against party colleague. Ireland: a pioneer of post ideological politics? The third division parliament, and the political primacy of the social partnership? What happened with Health? Immigration, the dog that didn’t bark? How the south doesn’t care about the north. We finish with predictions: two for Bertie getting back; and two for a change.
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