Irish TD’s first tweets #FirstTweet

Twitter celebrated its 8th birthday today by launching a website, called, that lets users search their own account to find their first tweet. Seeing as this is primarily a blog about Irish politics I had look at some Irish politicians first tweets.

Lets start with our exalted party leaders.

Enda Kenny didn’t hang around for long.

endakEamon Gilmore and John Kerry. Could be any John Kerry and not the United States Secretary of State who is currently busy being made a holy show of by the Russians.


Bet you never thought you’d see Micheál Martin and liberal in the same sentence.


Gerry Adams is the only main party leader not to be verified by twitter. He allegedly told them he was never on or in twitter.

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Minister for all things European, Paschal Donohoe was one of the first Oireachtas members to take to twitter, Sounding like a Ukrainian in the Crimea.


Minister Coveney will always be remembered for one particular tweet, not this one though.


Alex White claimed his twitter account was hacked recently. Not for sending dodgy links though.


Alan Kelly had an incident with some “Pikeys” on twitter. Also a victim of hacking.

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The road to Fianna Fáil Damascus is littered with latin musings. Colm waiting for something profound to happen…. He joined Fianna Fáil.

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Ming Flanagan off on his holidays to exotic Cork.

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Alan Shatter is probably hoping for the Garda Commissioner’s resignation about now.

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Anymore first tweets from TD’s that should be here let me know and I will add them.


About Paul Duggan

Politics, humour, Liberal, Curmudgeon, Rogue. Creator and author of Irish Shades of Grey.
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