Will the Ferris’s be next to jump?

Whatever is going on inside Sinn Fein it cannot be pleasant. Particularly in the Republic. If Mark Coughlan at Irish Election is right, it looks like the bulwarks of Sinn Fein in the south west, Martin and Toireasa Ferris, may be about to pull the plug on their time in politics… If it were to happen, then it will not be a huge surprise, particularly since Ms Ferris made it clear that her near miss in the Euros was something of a last dash for her… Perhaps she hears the sound of northern wagons circling once more?

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