Okay, that’s possibly an over reaction. But the Irish Times will be free online from Monday. Which means I don’t have to continue my online subscription so Slugger readers can get access to some of the best journalism on the island. And just in case madame editor is listening, no I won’t be cancelling my order for the paper version at my local shop! Here it is from the horse’s mouth:

THE IRISH TIMES will publish under its own title online from Monday morning with the launch of a new site for the newspaper, www.irishtimes.com . Access to the site will be free.