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'We got the Twitter out': Norris explains No side's 'success' in Seanad referendum

David Norris was in sparkling form at Dublin Castle this afternoon.


SENATOR DAVID NORRIS has hailed the impact of Twitter on the Seanad abolition referendum campaign.

Speaking at Dublin Castle this afternoon, as it appears increasingly likely that the referendum will be defeated, Norris, who has liver cancer, spoke passionately and at length.

He pointed out that there were a large number of undecideds and praised the work of the Democracy Matters campaign which advocated a No vote but reserved special praise for the social media website.

“We got the Twitter out, because the government were using paid Twitterati all over the place,” he claimed.

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