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Political Communication in the Republic of Ireland
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Political Communication in the Republic of Ireland

Mark O’Brien and Donnacha Ó Beacháin

Abstract

This book presents an overview of political communication in the Republic of Ireland from a multiplicity of perspectives and sources. It brings academics and practitioners together to examine the development, current shape, and the future trajectory of political communication in Ireland. The field of political communication, where politicians, public relations professionals and journalists interact, has always been a highly contested one fuelled by suspicion, mutual dependence and fraught relationships. While politicians need the media they remain highly suspicious of journalists. While journa ... More

Keywords: political communication, Ireland, political journalism, elections, referenda, lobbying, public relations, political spin, opinion polls, social media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380277
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380277.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark O’Brien, editor
Dublin City University

Donnacha Ó Beacháin, editor
Dublin City University

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Introduction

Farrel Corcoran

Partone Political Communication and Politicians

Part Two Political Communication and Journalism

Part Three Political Communication and the Public

Chapter Thirteen Mediating elections in ireland: evidence from the 2011 general election

Eoin O’Malley, Roddy Flynn, Iain McMenamin, Kevin Rafter

Conclusion

Eoin O’Malley, Roddy Flynn, Iain McMenamin, and Kevin Rafter

End Matter