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ONLINE CULTURE HAS RESHAPED THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE: QUIZZES, MEMES AND SOCIAL INFLUENCERS ALL PLAYED ROLES IN THE OUTCOME OF LAST WEEKEND'S ELECTI(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with her supporters after being elected at the RDS Count centre. The party   spent €15,725 from February 2nd to election day on February 8th on Facebook ads. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent more, while Sinn Féin spent less but spent it better – this was the view of social media analysts on which parties use(...)

Michael Farrington, Renua treasurer, said any breach of policy was unintentional. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook has removed ads by Renua after it was found to have breached the social media giant’s policies on political advertising. The ads, which were(...)

The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick. The holy grail for any digital campaign manager is to have ordinary people share their message

This looks set to be a bad election for traditional Irish electioneering, and a good one for digital campaigns. A brief, rainy campaign, and greater s(...)

While political advertising is permitted online and in print media, it is not allowed on broadcast media. File photograph: Getty

The chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said strict rules on political advertising on broadcast media should be relaxed(...)

Two of the sticker designs to be used at Dublin polling stations on Friday as part of the ‘I’ve Voted’ initiative.

A staple sight on college campuses during student union elections, “I Voted” stickers usefully ward off the last ditch campaigning efforts of over-eag(...)

The page, called Irish Tax Agency, is displaying ads to users in ten European countries with the tagline “reduce your taxes on global revenue to 1 per cent”.

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has claimed responsibility for a Facebook page which has been anonymously running ads about Ireland’s corporate tax (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and failed presidential candidate Peter Casey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The first time I heard Peter Casey’s controversial remarks was in this paper, in an article highlighting that the Taoiseach had condemned them. A majo(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “What took place during the Brexit referendum and the last US presidential election cannot be ignored or allowed happen again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Facebook has agreed to share most of the data it has relating to advertisements during the abortion referendum campaign. The social media firm had pr(...)

Political parties should improve levels of cyber security, a group of senior officials who examined threats to Irish elections and referendums from disinformation said.

The Government should consider the establishment of an electoral commission and regulate the transparency of online political advertising, a group of (...)

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