John Cushnie dies…

I hate to add to the general melancholia taking hold of Slugger at the moment, but I wanted to mark the passing of a real Ulster gent and a great companion to gardeners (active and less active) out there… John Cushnie was one of those rare successes… Locals who made it with a whole new set of audiences across the UK… His humour was perhaps a little idiosyncratic, and at first not always appreciated by the mostly English audience of Gardiner’s Question Time… But he stuck at it and became a much loved and regular fixture over the last 15 years of his life… As the saying goes, ní bheidh a leitheid ann aris… (there will never be his likes again)…

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