Sinn Fein’s house newspaper, An Phoblacht, has had a reputation for too slavishly following the party line. Frank over at the Cedar Lounge has started taking it on a regular basis, after reading several articles (through Slugger) that were openly critical of the party leadership in the wake of the Republic’s General Election in May. He cautiously suggests there it may indicate a new openness with Sinn Fein. The beginning of a ‘Big Conversation’?
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