It’s game on now that Enda Kenny has set a date for the general election.
Will Fine Gael make it two in a row? What will become of Labour? Have we forgiven Fianna Fáil, and how will Sinn Féin fair?
The MediaHQ team is giddy for #ge16, so we’ve decided to pick out three political journalists you should follow during the build up to the big day, February 26.
Gavan Reilly – @gavreilly
Today FM’s political correspondent will be digesting the juiciest bits of election drama through a daily podcast.
Listeners will get their fair share of news, quality analysis and bits you may have missed, so make sure you subscribe.
Gavan will be tweeting lots of helpful advice with his usual flecks of humour, all while casting a critical eye on the candidates — especially those who get up to naughty tricks.
Harry McGee – @harrymcgee
You are what you tweet — The Irish Times’ political powerhouse Harry McGee is one to watch on your Tweetdeck.
He is fairly active on a normal day, so we’re sure he’s going to have plenty of expert opinion to share over the next three weeks.
Harry has been blogging about politics since 2006, way before it went micro on Twitter, so he is well-equipped to break down the complex bits into bitesize chunks.
Martina Fitzgerald – @MartinaFitzg
RTÉ’s political team has divvied up the individual parties and key players, while Martina Fitzgerald will take an overall look at the #ge16 landscape.
The national broadcaster has already started to flex its social media muscles with a series of gifs, Periscope videos and MoJo collages.
RTÉ’s lively social strategy is sure to add plenty of colour — and context — to the campaign.
Who will you be following ahead of the elections? Tweet us – @mediahqnews.
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