Does social media suit public service, minister asks

In a speech to a public relations conference, public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin has posed the question of whether social media suits public service.

26th April, 2012
Brendan Howlin: is social media suited to public service?

In a speech to the Public Relations Institute of Ireland's annual conference today, public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin has questioned whether social media is suited to the public service.

"Managing the challenge of using social media and other digital communications while retaining some degree of control over the message is not easy," he said.

"Yet, we could overestimate the potential here too. We need to bear in mind too that communication via social media faces...

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