Can Irish search traffic on Google predict the outcome of the 2011 general election? Piers Dillon-Scott examines if Google can gauge the mood of the people. If so Fine Gael will be the largest party in the 31st Dáil, with just under 40% of the vote, if search traffic on Google translates into first preferences in February 25.
Fine Gael may have yet again become political adversaries as they continue to advance deeper into the world of social media cringe prior to #ge11 later this month. In a bizarre move, Fine Gael have set up an electronic Valentine’s Day email service on their website (aka, web connection point) that lets users send their love interest an uninspiring valentine’s email, or alternatively, spam some friends.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will launch a campaign titled "Your Future, Your Vote" tomorrow outside Leinster House with the intention to registering 50,000 Irish students to vote in the upcoming general election.