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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 Colm Keaveney / Twitter Colm Keaveney / Twitter / Twitter

marymitchelloconnor Mary Mitchell O'Connor / Twitter Mary Mitchell O'Connor / Twitter / Twitter

2. They retweet ~celebs~

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

shaneross Shane Ross / Twitter Shane Ross / Twitter / Twitter

3. They get nostalgic

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

maryloumcdonald Mary Lou McDonald / Twitter Mary Lou McDonald / Twitter / Twitter

ciaraconway Ciara Conway / Twitter Ciara Conway / Twitter / Twitter

4. They retweet topical gags

Haha, Seán Sherlock, you madzer!

seansherlock Sean Sherlock / Twitter Sean Sherlock / Twitter / 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 Charlie Flanagan / Twitter Charlie Flanagan / Twitter / Twitter

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

We saw that, Ged.

geraldnash1 Gerald Nash / Twitter Gerald Nash / Twitter / Twitter

geraldnash2 Gerald Nash / Twitter Gerald Nash / Twitter / Twitter

7. They make mistakes

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

eamonocuiv Éamon Ó Cúiv / Twitter Éamon Ó Cúiv / Twitter / Twitter

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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 Leo Varadkar / Twitter Leo Varadkar / Twitter / Twitter

While Mary-Lou McDonald prefers @TheTweetOfGod.

maryloumcdonald Mary Lou McDonald / Twitter Mary Lou McDonald / Twitter / Twitter

And Lucinda favours Ross O’Carroll-Kelly.

lucindacreighton Lucinda Creighton / Twitter Lucinda Creighton / Twitter / Twitter

9. They count down to events

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

jerrybuttimer Jerry Buttimer / Twitter Jerry Buttimer / Twitter / Twitter

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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 Joe Costello / Twitter Joe Costello / Twitter / Twitter

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11. They love anything relating to animals

Senator Averil Power <3 puppies.

averilpower Averil Power / Twitter Averil Power / Twitter / Twitter

12. They follow embarrassing accounts

“Joanna Tuffy followed Sandra Bullock Web”

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

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