Friday February 28, 2020

Did tweet blow the final whistle?

Richard Colwell, of polling company Red C, considers whether Sean Gallagher would have won the presidential election had the unverified tweet not been read out.

11th March, 2012

Last week's Broadcasting Authority of Ireland ruling that the use of an unverified tweet about Sean Gallagher during the final televised presidential election debate last year was unfair opens up the debate about whether he would have won the election if it had not been used.

The first point to make is that we shall never know if this would have been the case, as there is no evidence that directly links the by now...

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