Sean Crummey dies…

I have to say I’m somewhat shocked about the death of Sean Crummey; voice and inspiration behind the BBC’s Folks on the Hill… Not least because the last episode I heard went out on Wednesday night… His caracatures were often so well observed, you had the feeling he liked his subject, however he might be sending them up.

His regular colour pieces were the nearest thing Northern Ireland had to a dedicated sketch writer. He will be much missed. Not least amongst those of us who can take our politics a wee bit too seriously at times…

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