As I announced in the IBC forum that the Irish Born Chinese Forum now has its own Atom feed.
I finally got around to write it over the weekend, with some tweaks from Mick. And yes, it's written in Python using SQLAlchemy and ElementTree.
You can find the button on the right-hand side of the IBC blog (a bright orange and grey button). Just right-click and copy the link and subscribe to it in your favourite feed reader.
It gets updated every few minutes or so, so it does not bombard my sql server. So be patient, it will update.