MerrionStreet.ie, the Irish Government’s news service, has just released a slick and funky video of a day in the life of the Taoiseach. What gives it a further technology ‘edge’ is the fact that they picked 30 October, which included Enda’s visit to day one of the Web Summit, where he rang the NASDAQ opening bell.
It’s really well produced and certainly succeeds in conveying a sense of how busy the Taoiseach is. The Journal reports that the Government are increasingly making use of social media, in particular Instagram and Twitter. Minister Leo Varadkar reportedly does his own tweeting, such as in this recent example of a proposed change to bring language parity to Irish road signage which attracted a great deal of commentary and discussion:
Considering a trial of a new road sign. Brighter agus gaeilge nios feiceali. Cad a ceapann sibh? pic.twitter.com/0OZ7CPMXJk
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) November 7, 2013