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Fine Gael and Labour’s Programme for Government #infographic

Fine Gael Labour's Programme for Government tagcloud
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As the 31st Dáil sits for the first time, what does the new Programme for Government say?  To answer that question in the geekiest way possible we did a quick data-analysis of the document.

“Government”, “new” and “public” were the most mentioned words in the Fine Gael and Labour Programme for Government.  Analysis of the Programme’s text show that “we will” is the most common phrase and is usually followed by words such as “introduce” (11 times), “establish” (6 times), “ensure” (6 times), “review” (8 times), “legislate” (7 times), “reform” (6 times) and “be required” (8 times).

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Fine Gael Labour's Programme for Government tagcloud

This tag cloud, generated from the text of the programme, shows that “literacy”, “tax”, and “economy” were some of the least prominent words.  “Out going government” appears twice in the 14,000 word document, as do the terms “job creation”, “the banking system” and “the financial crisis”.

Fine Gael and Labour Programme for Government 2011.

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Piers Dillon Scott
Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).