#SluggerReport – Cahill, Adonis, Tesla and Monday headlines

Right, so this morning we covered the Mairia for Seanad story (and what Sinn Fein should do about it).

George Osborne’s ongoing effort to drive a wedge between a Corbyn led Labour party by nabbing one of New Labour’s key diggers, Stephen Adonis to “calmly and dispassionately work out what the country needs to build for its future”.

Gavin Sheridan’s very real journalism on how some private sector players are anticipating the future and how Tesla may be following their stated goal: “To accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport” without telling us.

And from the local headlines in swapping HIT for HIU are we getting full investigative powers for a body that can and will never operate because it will always be subject to political manipulation?

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

  • Gingray


    Not sure how you missed this one as it was leading on BBCNI all day …

    Another one of those Bryson named has been outed.
    “Nama deal: Accountant David Watters in fee letter”

    How come Slugger is quiet on this? 😉

  • Thomas Barber

    Are you serious, apparently its not newsworthy enough for Slugger to even give a mention to the headlines in the local papers yesterday and today about the shocking details surrounding the murder of Daniel McColgan and the revelations that an RUC special branch officer or still serving PSNI officer might possibly be charged with conspiracy to murder and perverting the course of justice.

  • mickfealty

    I didn’t miss it Gingray, but thanks for the reminder. I’ll put it up later this evening, but I’d love to know the provenance of this unwritten, undated and unsigned letter.

    As for McColgan story it’s on the front page of the IN and did get a mention on the SluggerReport this morning… But I’ll just stop you at the ‘might possibly be charged’ part of your line there Thomas

  • Thomas Barber

    “But I’ll just stop you at the ‘might possibly be charged’ part of your line there Thomas”

    Fair enough Mick, but seriously, did you exercise the same level of cautiousness with all those countless threads detailing the alledged connections between certain republicans and the Kevin McGuigan murder, all of who bar one, were not referred for possible prosecution.

  • Granni Trixie

    Letter not just unwritten,undated,unsigned but UNDELIVERED!

  • mickfealty

    See this evening’s thread Granni… Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice might have said…

  • mickfealty

    On the charge thing, absolutely. If you check the relevant Slugger report you’ll find some form of words that goes roughly: “an arrest is not a charge and a charge is not a conviction”.

    All extrapolation of Provisional involvement came from the PSNI and simple crude logic.

  • Mick, do you mean *Andrew* Adonis re George Osborne story? Once upon a time, Lord Adonis was one of my history tutors when I was at Oxford for a term.