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No rules to stop #euref campaigns from continuing on social media

They can’t talk about it, but they can tweet about it. Political parties take to social media to continue campaigning.

THEY CAN’T TALK about it on TV or Radio and neither can anyone else, but there’s nothing stopping them from taking to Twitter to continue campaigning.

Both sides of the fence on the Fiscal Treaty referendum have been taking advantage of their social media platforms to canvass for those last votes.

Fine Gael tweeted a video from their side at 3.48pm, just under two hours after the moratorium kicked off:

Sinn Féin have also been tweeting this afternoon, about party president Gerry Adams advocating a No vote:

While Fianna Fáil tweeted a picture of leader Micheál Martin rubbing shoulders with celebrity chef Rachel Allen in Midleton in Cork:

And the Socialist Party tweeted a link also calling for a No vote:

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A spokesperson for the Broadcasting  Authority of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that the authority only had jurisdiction over television and radio broadcasts.

A Referendum Commission spokesperson meanwhile said that there are no rules in the legislation governing the moratorium and that the issue comes under the remit of the BAI.

Hat tip to @Proinnsias for posing the question earlier.

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Emer McLysaght

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