Just got this from the Greens. Their video from the May election has won them a prestigious Shark Award. Party Leader John Gormley:
This three-minute vignette was not only the most successful broadcast in this year’s election, but probably the most successful in the history of Irish politics.
Which may have a touch of the hyperbole, but if it’s not John might not have made into the Dail, never mind government.
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