On Slugger’s cautious approach…

There’s lots of little snippets of gossip on the net, on some of the ancillary detail of this story. There is even an appreciation page on Facebook to one of the people being touted as Iris Robinson’s lover (98 fans last I looked). David Cochrane on Politics.ie has lots of little bits and pieces on the story and Twitter is full of wit and comment. We’re holding fire till the programme’s gone live…

If you are in Siberia (at least one of our readers is!!) where you can’t get Spotlight, I’ll be tweeting the programme live at www.twitter.com/mickfealty… In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it, there’s a really good discussion on Vincent Browne from last night… in which Lisa Marie Berry makes some particularly telling points about the mental health aspect of this… It starts from about 28 mins in…

Update: The Guardian names Iris Robinson’s lover as Kirk McCambley… Update to the Update: And now that is confirmed, have a look at Bobballs piece just before the programme starts

  • RepublicanStones

    Somebody is aledging over on CiF that it involves a 21 yr old fella !!!!!

  • RepublicanStones

    (l) – theres the L i forgot

  • Fabianus


    Meant to compliment you on your Talkback gig.

    “Lisa Marie Berry makes some particularly telling points about the mental health aspect of this”

    Speaking of experts, who was that saddo at the end of the show, Judi James ? Expert in body language? Pullease.

    I’m guessing that her clients won’t be retaining her after today’s idiotic ramblings. But hey, I’m fully aware that mediocrity is king in our time so who knows.

  • Mark McGregor

    mick, why not use coveritlive with twitter feed. pick a #

  • joeCanuck

    Great news that you will be twitting Mick. Can’t get BBC TV programmes here either, just radio.

  • Mick Fealty

    That’s the firm favourite on Facebook, Twitter and P.ie… Paul Clarke tried to ask about the guys age on UTV earlier, but Nigel cut him dead before we got to the critical age.

    But if we start off on that before the guy is officially named, then we might get into trouble.

    He is not going to be the main focus of attention in the programme though… That is, in a manner of speaking, old news we don’t quite know yet…

  • Scaramoosh

    Yes, sadly out here in Yakutsk, eastern Siberia, where it is currently 06:22 and -38, we are still minus the delight that is Spotlight.

  • Lionel Hutz

    I haven’t seen so much innuendo since are you being served?< \i>

  • Lionel Hutz

    Surely u can stream it somewhere!

  • Fabianus


    I’d always thought Russian TV was powered by laughing gas.

  • Jimmy_Sands

    The grauniad have named him now. I think we’re safe.

  • andnowwhat

    Sod the rules. Here’s the mystery lover, He’s not much but…


  • Lionel Hutz

    Seriously though, this story is dripping out now!

    its on the guardian online, name and allegation

  • Keithbelfast

    Kirk McCambley has been named in Guardian article by Henry McDonald.

  • andnowwhat

    Kirk Mc Cambley? Guess he’s not a catholic then. Well, it was too much to hope for.

  • Lionel Hutz

    theres a pic of them together on the thread MIck refers you to at page 56

  • Lionel Hutz

    on the spotlight thread i should add

  • iluvni

    #13…spare us that image

  • Rory Carr

    Kirk McCambley? Great name. Don’t suppose he supports Celtic.

    Maybe after this he can get a job aa a gardener on Desperate Housewives.

  • Fabianus

    I’m bored now. Anything more worthwhile to talk about?

    Pete Baker has an interesting piece on frightfully ancient tetrapods.