Updated comment system introduced on The Irish Times website

Platform changes to allow for easier sharing of quality posts

Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 16:22

You may have noticed a small change to how comments look this afternoon. This is a result of us moving to a new comment platform.

The new platform will be better able to serve the increasing number of people who comment on Irish Times articles. In order to highlight and feature comments as part of the heart of what we do in The Irish Times, it’s now possible for you to link directly to a specific comment.

As with the previous system, you’ll need a Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter account to comment. Email registration is being considered as part of our future development.

We’d really like to hear your feedback on the new platform in the comments below.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.