Blog Awards Long List announced…

The Irish Blog Awards panel have met and winnowed things down to a series of long lists… The political section is looking very strong this year.. and rightly, IHMO, has its fair share of northern blogs… Which for me is a reflection of where the strength, pound for pound, currently lies in the Irish political blogosphere… That said, I would have liked to have seen the category bent somewhat to have the like of Michael Taft, Gerard O’Neill and Stephen Kinsella squeezed in there. After all, what is politics now, if not economics? Political long list below the fold:Suzy Byrne
Three thousand Versts
Tuppenceworth
Slugger O’Toole
Mark Devenport
Irish Election
Dublin Opinion
Public Inquiry
Cedarlounge
A Publisher’s Blog
Your Friend in the North
O’Conall Street
Unionist Lite
Green Inkpen
James Lawless
Daniel Sullivan
Keith Martin
El Blogador
Gavin’s Blog
The Politics Show

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