Välkomnande till Ikea i Belfast

I have some sympathy with those who argue that the visit of three PSNI officers to Malaga to witness first hand the impacts of an Ikea superstore on the local environment. Although the response to the opening of the store at the Holywood Exchange was less than overwhelming. |I would give it time, and a weekend or two. The last time I visited one was in Nottingham during our exceedingly wet summer. The car park was full of a lot of stressed and unhappy drivers. But, as reader Mark points out, the Malaga store has been taking stick for the wider impacts of its cheap goods policy.

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