Mick Fealty

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Area of interest: Politics, esp. Northern Ireland / Eire; New media

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | The Daily Telegraph

Email: mick.fealty@telegraph.co.uk

Personal website: http://www.sluggerotoole.com


Blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/mickfealty | http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/mick_fealty

Representation: http://sluggerotoole.com/about/contact

Networks: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mickfealty | http://twitter.com/#!/Mickfealty


About: Founding editor of the acclaimed Northern Ireland-based Slugger O'Toole blog.



Current position/role: freelance writer on politics and new media

  • also writes/written for: The Irish Times, The Financial Times, The Observer, Prospect Magazine, the Sunday Independent and Belfast Telegraph

Other roles/Main role: Consultant on online engagement and works with a range of public, voluntary and private sector organisations, see http://www.sluggerconsults.com

Other activities: Visiting research fellow at the Institute of Governance at Queen's University Belfast between December 2004 and August 2008



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Role: Freelance Commentator/blogger



Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/mickfealty

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Articles: 2011

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Articles: 2009

  • What Clinton didn't say at Stormont - Hillary Clinton carefully focused on hopes for Northern Ireland's future. Yet Sinn Féin and the DUP are deadlocked in the present - 13th October
  • One-all in the Lisbon league - The Irish people overwhelmingly voted yes because this time they knew what they were voting for - 5th October
  • Don't set up a successor, Durkan - The rise of an articulate, combative new SDLP boss in Northern Ireland requires an open field, which the old boss can't arrange - 23rd September
  • Policing politics in Northern Ireland - As the parties scrap over responsibility for devolved justice, they've forgotten one thing: public confidence must be earned - 24th August
  • It's time for Gerry Adams to go - Resigning as president of Sinn Féin is the best way for Gerry Adams to encourage the renewal the party so badly needs - 24th July
  • Restricting press freedoms in Northern Ireland - Some Stormont executives appear to be resorting to the very measures once used against them during the Troubles - 20th June
  • Dragged back to the Troubles - The killing of British soldiers at an army barracks in Northern Ireland shows how low the state's security measures have fallen - 9th March 2009
  • The folly of partial truth recovery - Despite the outrage over Eames Bradley's compensation for the Troubles' victims, that is not the most hurtful part of the report - 1st February 2009
  • The will to peace - If Northern Ireland has any lesson for Gaza, it is that finally both sides have to choose a political rather than a military solution - 5th January 2009

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