Which political blogs do you read these days?

Today I’ll mostly be working on my yearly review of the Irish blogosphere for Total Politics magazine… I’m going to focus primarily on the way the political classes have taken (or rather not taken) to engaging with net conversations… With a mind to contrasting progress in Northern Ireland with that of the Republic… In terms of political blogs, I have my own favoured round of regulars but I’d like to hear who, other than Slugger of course, you are reading these days… I’d like to get a sense of whether the base is shifting, or whether people are beginning to take their reading more from their own social media networks, (ie on the like of Facebook or Twitter) than directly from bloggers these days… If you do have people you want to recommend, please remember include their shortened URLs (though tinyurl.com, url.ie or shorten.ie) …

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