Irish Blog Awards shortlists…

Damien’s Irish Blog Awards makes the Irish Times breaking news section. This year he’s taken the ceremony south to the cosy Cork City Airport Hotel. There are a fair few Nordies going down, though none that I know of from Slugger will be able to make it this year. Still, it’s a great opportunity for people to meet up with some excellent company, have a few beers and fall over together. Oh, and the blog whore himself, Rick O’Shea will keep things ticking over. I see A Tangled Web is named as one of the top Irish group blogs. Is that controversial this year David?

Newcomers: thenationallottie.com; leemunroe.com; joescanlon.net; irishtimes.com/blogs/outsidein. And Trust Tommy. Very good to see Anthony on the Politics shortlist!

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