Screenshot from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s election campaign video which he launched on Twitter; the video was subsequently deleted
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar posted a video about himself – which included RTÉ footage of himself – to launch his general election campaign.
It following his announcement that the election will take place on Saturday, February 8.
The clip also confirmed that the party’s slogan is A Future To Look Forward To.
Cormac McQuinn, on Independent.ie, reported the video was removed from his Twitter profile because it contained RTÉ News footage without permission.
Mr McQuinn reported:
…It opened with international news broadcasters saying his name and a caption that claims he “secured a deal to protect Ireland’s interests” in the Brexit talks.
It also included RTÉ News footage featuring news reader Eileen Dunne which was posted without the broadcaster’s permission.
….A Fine Gael spokesman said the issue was as a result of a “technical oversight”.
He added: “Our production company previously attempted to contact RTE several times regarding use of this footage.
“The two second clip has been re-edited,” he added.