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#GE16 – The first real social media election here

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent The votes have been cast, tallied and counted (well almost). The party enumerations, machinations and recriminations are underway. In the coming weeks, when the dust has settled, the candidates and parties will be reflecting on what went right, and in many cases wrong, with their campaigns. As part of that post mortem they will no doubt ponder what role was played by social media, who used it to maximum value and what could …

Water the newest currency in Irish politics

During the long hot summer, the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds reminded us of a bygone era. After his passing, we were reminded of Albert’s time as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when he did so much to ensure that the plain people of Ireland got home telephones.