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Yesterday, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger made reference to high-profile members of Sinn Féin bullying Maíria Cahill on social media.

One particular twitter account (@capnblack) belongs to Alan Donnelly (aka Alan Ó Donnaille), brother of Sinn Féin councillor Paul Donnelly, who ran in the Dublin West by-election earlier this year.


On last night’s ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne’, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West Peadar Tóibín denied Sinn Féin members were involved in online bullying of Maíria Cahill.

Watch in full here.

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Some of the influential Twitter 100

Are we hot?

We are not.

Via PR firm Wilson Hartnell:

“Today, we have launched new research which has been developed from a detailed network analysis showing interconnections, intersections and influence allowing us to look behind the Twitter handle to see who is shaping and informing political debate and policy in Ireland. We analysed the top 250 political influencers on Twitter and identified the #Power100 at the top of the rankings while also noting the more interesting examples of the use of social media from those outside of our Top 100. Within our Top 100, there is a broad mix of politicians – current, former and perhaps future – media, commentators and analysts from the world of academia, the charity sector and beyond….”


The Influential 100 Wilson Hartnell


Liam Geraghty writes:

“Disgusted to see this ‘Promoted’ tweet appearing on my Twitter feed yesterday. The link goes to a website which encourages reparative (conversion) therapy (gay to straight). Only last month the Supreme Court in the States turned away a legal challenge on California’s ban on gay ‘conversion therapy’, [see below] leaving the ban in place, deeming this kind of therapy to have no scientific merit….”

California Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Stands (Time)



Morrissey has taken to his fan site true-to-you.net to deny he is behind the twitter and Facebook accounts bearing his name.

16 May 2014

I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name – as ‘It’s Morrissey’ – but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That’s, of course, if you should remotely care.

Untwitterably yours,
Salt Lake City
15 May 2014.

We had our doubts but you knew that already.


Previously: Tweet Is Murder