Electoral reform bill could put Ireland on collision course with EU, Facebook to warn

Social media giant will warn that new bill could force social media companies to choose between breaking Irish or international law

Dualta Ó Broin, the head of public policy at Facebook Ireland

Ireland’s new online electoral laws could set the country on a collision course with European reforms, and force digital platforms to choose between breaking Irish or international law, social media companies have warned.

Policy bosses at Facebook and Twitter will next week appear in front of the Oireachtas committee on housing, local government and heritage to discuss the country’s Electoral Reform Bill.

The legislation, currently undergoing pre-legislative scrutiny, will set up a new electoral commission ...