Insight #GE16 Twitter Counter

At Insight UCD, we tracked and monitored the activity of Twitter accounts for candidates and parties participating in the Irish General Election 2016, looking at their online engagements levels with the electorate.

The chart below shows the Twitter activity levels of all candidates and parties, before and during the GE16 campaign:

Twitter Engagement By Candidate

The table below shows 383 candidate Twitter accounts, ranked by their number of followers on Twitter. We also report the change in follower numbers for each candidate's account over the last 24 hours and during the full GE16 campaign. Enter words in the Search box to filter candidates by party or constituency. Clicking on a table row will bring you to the candidate's Twitter account page. Clicking on a column header will sort all the candidates by that column - e.g. Constituency, 24hr Change.

ID Last Name First Name Party Constituency Followers 24hr Change GE16 Change Tweets Last Tweet

Twitter Engagement by Party Account

The next table lists all official party Twitter accounts, ranked by number of followers on Twitter. Again we report the change in follower numbers for each party's account over the last 24 hours and during the full GE16 campaign. Clicking on a table row will bring you to the party's Twitter account page. Clicking on a column header will sort all the parties by that column - e.g. 24hr Change.

ID Party Followers 24hr Change GE16 Change Tweets Last Tweet

Combined Twitter Engagement by Party

We can also combine the counts for all the candidates and official accounts from each party to get a summary of the total party engagement on Twitter in the run up to the election.

Party Candidates on Twitter Total Followers Total Following Total Tweets