O’Leary Analytics has looked at the text of the Budget statement given by the Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan, TD on Tuesday 6th December 2011. The graphic below includes the 100 most commonly occurring words in the speech. The larger the word, the more often it occurred in the speech. Simply click on either …
That the Taoiseach could be unaware of an incendiary tweet from a member of the opposition front bench indicates that Fainna Fáil does not monitor social media. Had the Taoiseach been aware of Deputy Coveney and others online comments about his early morning interview, he would surely have been prepared for questions from journalists as to whether he was drunk or hungover.
When the Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, asked for a written explanation from Callely, the topic quickly began to dominate the social media sphere in Ireland. On Wednesday June 2nd 2010, three days after the article in the Sunday Independent, there were 584 mentions of the Senator in 24 hours.
For the first time at a British election, the three main party leaders are engaging in a series of three televised debates, modelled on the debates held in U.S. Presidential elections. How much of an effect are these much publicised, and much talked about debates having on the media coverage for Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats and their leaders? How are the media, in the UK, and across the globe, covering the various parties? And which leader is winning the battle for the headlines?