Mick Fealty

Mick Fealty (born 1959) is a communications consultant and founding editor of the Northern Ireland-based blog Slugger O’Toole.

Fealty was born in Belfast and grew up in Holywood, County Down, but now lives in Dorset, England.

He has been a blogger for The Daily Telegraph and occasional contributor to The Guardian‘s Comment is Free site. He has also written for The Irish Times, The Financial Times, The Observer, Prospect Magazine, the Sunday Independent and Belfast Telegraph. He was a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Governance at Queen’s University Belfast between December 2004 and August 2008.

He works as a consultant on online engagement and works with a range of public, voluntary and private sector organisations. He has given talks for London-based Editorial Intelligence, the US Institute of Medicine, the Reuters Institute at Oxford University, and the UTV.

Publications include: A Long Peace: the future of Unionism in Northern Ireland (2003); Public Diplomacy, Cultural Interventions & the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California (2009).