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April 8th, 2009 · 18 Comments · Irish Politics, Social Media

I’m very #bludget hung over today and even worse I’ve been dealing with some of the announcements in the day job capacity and it’s not been pretty. As a result I was not paying close attention to twitter and the speeches in the Dáil on the resolutions or as they are known Financial Motions of the Minister for Finance.

Pat Rabbitte (and yes I’m not usually a member of his fanclub) made a very witty cutting speech on the budget in the Dáil this morning where he let loose at the Green Party.  Amongst other memorable epitaphs Pat referred to Junior Minister for Food Trevor Sargent as the ‘Minister for Parsnips and Organic Tomatoes.’

The Labour Party are active online on Twitter/Youtube (for the last two years) and tweeted about the speech and released the video as they do everyday with the inputs from Gilmore or other party spokespeople.


Rabbite eats greens

Several other people including Labour Party members retweeted the video and it was seen as a bit of light bludget relief.

Yesterday I noted several Green Party members engaging on twitter and the liveblog and commenting on other blogs like a crack online defence squad. Today Green Party members are leaving comments on the Labour Youtube page defending the party. (This must be the green fingerprints all over the budget Mary White was talking about because I can’t find many others!)

Cue the Green Party new media people shortly afterwards with their video of today’s speech from party leader and Minister for the Environment, John Gormley. Think Pat Rabitte touched a few nerves?



Somehow I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this and the battle of the youtube views has commenced!


It looks like everyone except Fine Gael has now arrived at the social media party. Great to have everyone along!  Hard Hats at the ready!!!

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