Slugger wins top Irish political blog award…

Just a quick note to express my thanks and gratitude to Damien and all the judges of the Irish Blog Awards this year… For the first time since the, er, first time (back in 2006) Slugger claimed a gong in Galway on Saturday night… Sadly, none of us were there to pick it up on the night so the would be singers of Danny Boy were disappointed with our ‘no show’… One of our occasional southern bloggers Naoise Nunn was eventually on hand (after being recalled from the bar) to take the trophy home for safe keeping… Whatever merit we have earned, the last year has been a great collective effort by all… So thanks our often long suffering bloggers and all our contributors (or the ball playing ones at least)…

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