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13 ways in which Irish politicians are just like us when it comes to Twitter

They, too, enjoy puppies and memes.

WHEN IT COMES to Twitter, TDs are just like us. If you think they’re all about interacting with constituents or promoting policy, you’re dead wrong.

Don’t believe us? Read on.

1. They RT to win

Case in point: Colm Keaveney and Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who both desperately want those vouchers and don’t care who knows it.

colmkeaveney Source: Colm Keaveney/Twitter

marymitchelloconnor Source: Mary Mitchell O'Connor/Twitter

2. They retweet ~celebs~

Here’s Shane Ross reminding us to tune into Amanda Brunker on the radio for some reason.

shaneross Source: Shane Ross/Twitter

3. They get nostalgic

See: closet punk Mary Lou McDonald and girl power advocate Ciara Conway.

maryloumcdonald Source: Mary Lou McDonald/Twitter

ciaraconway Source: Ciara Conway/Twitter

4. They retweet topical gags

Haha, Seán Sherlock, you madzer!

seansherlock Source: Sean Sherlock/Twitter

5. They retweet articles that justify their bad habits

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan all like, “See, science says not drinking wine is actually bad for you.”

charlieflanagan Source: Charlie Flanagan/Twitter

6. They reuse the same jokes and hope nobody will notice

We saw that, Ged.

geraldnash1 Source: Gerald Nash/Twitter

geraldnash2 Source: Gerald Nash/Twitter

7. They make mistakes

Éamon Ó Cuív mistaking Twitter for Google not once, but twice.

eamonocuiv Source: Éamon Ó Cúiv/Twitter

eamonocuiv2 Source: Éamon Ó Cuív/Twitter

James Reilly: wrestling aficionado.

8. They follow gas parody accounts

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar a big fan of this Stewie Griffin account, as we can see.

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leovaradkar6 Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter

While Mary-Lou McDonald prefers @TheTweetOfGod.

maryloumcdonald Source: Mary Lou McDonald/Twitter

And Lucinda favours Ross O’Carroll-Kelly.

lucindacreighton Source: Lucinda Creighton/Twitter

9. They count down to events

Jerry Buttimer and Aodhán O’Riordáin getting excited for Christmas already.

jerrybuttimer Source: Jerry Buttimer/Twitter

jerrybuttimer2 Source: Jerry Buttimer/Twitter

10. They follow Earth Pics, History In Pics, etc.

When not working, Joe Costello has a very keen interest in tropical holiday destinations.

joecostello`1 Source: Joe Costello/Twitter

joecostello2 Source: Joe Costello/Twitter

11. They love anything relating to animals

Senator Averil Power <3 puppies.

averilpower Source: Averil Power/Twitter

12. They follow embarrassing accounts

“Joanna Tuffy followed Sandra Bullock Web”

joanantuffy Source: Joanna Tuffy/Twitter

13. And they post photos of their mediocre-looking food

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Amy O'Connor

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