Reading Matters

It’s been a while since I’ve updated (a combination of work and connectivity issues) so I thought I’d spend some time on what I’ve been reading.

If you haven’t done so already, bookmark The Story. The brianchild of Mark Coughlan and Gavin Sheridan, it’s a must see site if you want to see the devil in the details.

John McGuirk describes himself as ‘Conservative, Nationalist, Likes Cake‘. McGuirk is best known for his work with Libertas, though he promises the blog will develop ideas in several areas. How can you not love a political backroom boy who twitters his reactions to X Factor every weekend?

Forth is a new magazine, featuring sometimes offbeat, often original opinion pieces, though they still haven’t enabled comment on their article. A pity, since many of their pieces have me itcing to reply, so let’s hope they fix that soon.

Tuppenceworth is always worth a look-in, for a unique take on the conventional and the quirky. If you read nothing else this week, read Fergal Crehan’s Worst Case Scenario.

And finally, there’s the Daddy of them all. Slugger O’Toole recently added a new batch of southern based columnists, including Senator Paschal Donoghue and yours truly.

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.


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