Tuesday February 25, 2020

Fianna Fáil accused of 'double standards' on Facebook

The party has declined to reveal how much it is spending on Facebook ads while pushing a bill by its Kildare North TD James Lawless about social media political advertising transparency

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th March, 2018
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has featured in the party's Facebook ads.

Fianna Fáil has been accused of 'double standards' for promoting a bill about political advertising transparency – while refusing to reveal its own spending on Facebook ads.

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael receive millions from the state each year to fund their political activity, including the purchase of social media advertising.

This is in stark contrast to the Sinn Féin, Labour, the Green Party and the Social Democrats, who volunteered...

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