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The Labour Party is livestreaming its entire conference on YouTube

It’ll have more hits than Gangnam Style…

Labour politicians react to a funny cat video on YouTube... maybe.
Labour politicians react to a funny cat video on YouTube... maybe.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

IN A FIRST for Irish politics, the Labour Party will stream its entire national conference on YouTube this weekend.

Using the video site’s livestreaming platform the entire conference will be available to watch as it happens in Killarney, Co Kerry tomorrow until Sunday.

The conference gets under way tomorrow evening with nearly 100 motions to be considered, a new chairperson to elect and speeches from senior party figures, including a televised address by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on Saturday night.

“Labour is the first political party in Ireland to use the new service from YouTube,” the party’s head of online Shauneen Armstrong said.

The party expects 1,000 people to attend the event with around 850 delegates as well as visitors, observors, staff and the media.

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