As canvassers move door to door in constituencies throughout the country and party leaders battle it out on broadcast TV and radio, political parties are also spending considerable resources targeting voters online.
Fine Gael has taken the lead outspending their nearest rival on Facebook and Instagram ads by at least five times.
The governing party spent €22,964 on online ads in the first eight days of the election campaign. Sinn Féin is the nearest big...
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