SINN FÉIN HAS more followers on Facebook than all of the other main political parties put together.
A look at the ‘likes’ of the various political parties shows that Sinn Féin has by far and away the greatest reach in sharing its message to followers on Facebook.
As of 19 January, the party had 76,936 followers on Facebook, way ahead of Fine Gael which was the second most popular with 13,666 followers.
Party leader Gerry Adams TD also has more Facebook likes than any other leader with 22,028 followers.
Though not technically a party leader, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy TD is second to Adams in the list with 21,556 followers. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is in third.
The most followed parties on Facebook
Sinn Féin - 76,946 likes
Fine Gael – 13,666 likes
Labour – 12,248 likes
Fianna Fáil – 11,391 likes
Anti-Austerity Alliance – 10,848 likes
People Before Profit Alliance – 9,971 likes
Direct Democracy Ireland - 9,615 likes
Green Party – 3,521 likes
Social Democrats – 2,656 likes
Renua - 2,429 likes
Independent Alliance – 1,380