Merry Christmas to all of our readers.

Well here we go again, it’s Christmas time.

For Slugger, it has been a brilliant year, more than 4.3million page views on the website so far in 2015 and we hosted two pub quiz’s with the ever brilliant Amnesty International’s Paddy Corrigan, a head to head debate between Naomi Long and Gavin Robinson (trended at No.4 in the UK on the night) with the help of Chambre Public Affairs and our year end review with MCE Public Relations. Also want to give a big shout out to Queens School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy for their help with the last pub quiz.

Our writers have produced hundreds of articles to the thousands of  readers of our website. We covered every conference of all the parties in the Assembly this year (led by Alan Meban) and have interviewed most of the major party leaders to boot.

I mention all of this to say a big thank you to our writers, but more importantly thank you to our readers for sticking with Slugger for another year.

Whether you praise us or criticise us, from all of us behind the scenes we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

On social media we will be posting some of our favourite moments from 2015, so do look out for that, but from us enjoy the holidays.


David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs