I managed to blag a press pass (I’m not a journalist) to the Global Irish Economic Forum being held in Farmleigh. I’ll be live tweeting from around 1pm this afternoon.

I have earmarked a few people to get their views on how Ireland could realistically become Europe’s Silicon Valley (as An Taoiseach suggests is a goal) when we are still so far behind our EU neighbours on so many fronts. After seeing Mark Little struggle to get interviews, I’m not terribly hopeful, but I’ll do my best.

Best place to access my updates is probably http://twitter.com/brendanhughes although I will also be trying to stream live on http://qik.com/hughes

(the Qik streams will also be available via Twitter)