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#talktojoan is trending in Ireland... but not in a good way

Poor Joan.

EARLIER TODAY, JOAN Burton launched a new Labour party initiative aimed at generating debate about policy ahead of the next general election.

As part of this she also unveiled the #talktojoan hashtag, encouraging people to get in touch with positive ideas.

  Labour Party leader launches talk to Jo Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

She wasn’t much interested in the “keyboard warriors” and what they had to say:

I’m really concentrating on people with positive ideas,” the Tanaiste and Labour insisted.

Unfortunately for Labour it appears the keyboard warriors have been out in force today.

The hashtag has trended in Ireland and generated plenty of conversation but the majority of it is negative towards her and the party:

Opposition politicians are also getting in on the act and they’re not exactly bursting with the positive ideas that Burton was looking for:

Others have been asking the more pressing questions:

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There has been some positive input although from what we could see a lot of this was coming from Labour party members:

While those working in the party’s press office have sought to defend the initiative:

Earlier: Labour’s latest social media campaign isn’t going well

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