The week ahead that’s in it…

So just a heads up since we have a lot of stuff coming up this week, not least the last four days of the Lisbon essays… Guest essayists include Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission and Richard Gowan who this afternoon will provide US centric view of Lisbon and its potential impact on international relations. Others include Eammon Gilmore, leader of the Labour party, John O’Farrell of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Jimmy Kelly of the Unite Union, and Declan Ganley finishing on Thursday with two senior spokespeople for the Yes and No campaigns. And we’ll bring you coverage from the count centre in Dublin on Saturday. We open a new category of the Slugger Awards today, but we are still looking for your nominations for past categories (you can pick them up on the side bar to the top left…) And later this morning we start the first of our crowd sourced blogbursts… (see here if you want to join in…) And Rusty Nail will be following very closely as the Irish News runs a fairly comprehensive series on the Hunger Strike controversy… A busy week…

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