Politics.ie entering a legal bear pit?

Dublin Opinion and Cedar Lounge Revolution have strong posts on the controversial situation that the Republic’s most popular political internet forum, Politics.ie, now finds itself in. I have little to add, other than to note that no one, no matter who they are, should treat the potential of legal action with anything less than deadly seriousness, no matter the size or location of their assets. It is the one instruction I give all our bloggers, and something we are very responsive to regarding misconduct within the comments zone. Not for the first time, it calls to mind Mulley’s appropriate strapline: Invisible people have invisible rights. Adds: And said Mulley has his say too… Oh and Fergal has a thing about proverbial bacon slicer…, Jazz Biscuit predicts a blog riot… And Simon’s on Conor’s side…

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