Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram... This election went digital
It was described as the first real digital election and over the course of the Results weekend, that point was certainly proven.
With ballot boxes being opened, videos, snapchat, vines, tweets, Facebook live, the entire weekend was recorded over various social networks.
And we mean everything was recorded. Who owned that obstructing Peugeot?
Here's how the day played out on social media.
First came the box openings:
There was, of course, the much needed public announcement:
And the saw came out:
And there was Gerry Adams:
Olive Oil.— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) February 27, 2016
And there were the ones who came prepared:
Enda was a little bit quiet on the other hand last night:
Since the polls closed last night, there have been over 47k Tweets sent mentioning #GE16.
To all our supporters; For your hard work over the last few weeks- simply- thank you #ge16Posted by Enda Kenny on Friday, 26 February 2016
And then came the counts:
Offaly first count is in. Barry Cowen has received a seat with a surplus of 1,357. Take a look at the results: pic.twitter.com/tJhax5oAhN— Newstalk Elections (@ElectionNT) February 27, 2016
A photo posted by Jessica Kelly (@jessicackelly) on
Michael Lowry arrived to rapturous applause in Tipperary:
There were celebrations:
And there were some tears:
All the time, the Newstalk teams continued on strong:
Some counts continued into the early hours of Sunday morning:
And the King even made an appearance...