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1 Feb 2012 TDs’ Activity on Twitter Today »

TDs’ Activity on Twitter Today

There is little doubt about the impact individual Tweets have had on Irish political events. In February 2010 Senator Dan Boyle posted a Tweet expressing a lack of confidence in Fianna Fail Minister Willie O’Dea’s conduct in remarks related to the alleged connection between a brothel and a named Sinn Fein Councillor (there was no such connection). This set in train a sequence of events that led to the resignation of Willie O’Dea as Minister for Defence, Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s first cabinet casualty. Eight months later Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney Tweeted the...

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