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How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter's resignation

With shock, analysis, glee, and bad jokes, mainly.
May 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 18,243 24

WITHIN SECONDS OF Enda Kenny announcing to the Dáil that Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had resigned, Twitter had lit up with surprise, analysis, predictions, glee, and bad jokes.

Despite the criticism and the damning reports, few had anticipated his resignation this afternoon. Here’s how Twitter reacted.

Government TDs praised Alan Shatter, but with Labour TDs saying that he had to step down: 

Unsurprisingly, Opposition TDs were not quite as sympathetic:

Meanwhile Senators weren’t too upset about the departure – and were already thinking about his replacement. 

The reaction among tweeters was similar: 

Verrimus, the UK security company which was brought in to examine whether or not GSOC headquarters were bugged, retweeted several tweets about his resignation: 

Verrimus

Meanwhile, some people were just feeling lucky: 

Explainer: Why Alan Shatter has resigned > 

Read: ‘Dear Enda…’ Here is Alan Shatter’s resignation letter > 

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