Human Rights in Ireland is 3 years old today, and has grown at a rate which would make any parents proud. It has over 1,000 followers on facebook and over 1,500 on twitter. Most months the blog averages between 15 and 20,000 views from all over the world. Yesterday, 19 August, was the busiest day in our recorded history, with almost 3,000 views for Colin Murray’s post on Julian Assange . Thank you to our readers for your support. Thanks especially to those of you who have contributed guest posts, and who have recommended our writing to your friends, colleagues and students. Thanks to everyone who has supported our experimental non-blogging ventures. Most of all, thanks to those of you who use our work in your work – it’s always great to hear from you and to be involved in what you’re doing. And if you’re a young Irish/Irish-adjacent scholar with an opinion to offer on anything to do with human rights, here’s a birthday reminder that this is as good a place as any from which to send it into the world.