From knitting advice to Waterford Whispers - what sites did Leinster House web users visit?

There were more than 900 visits to the popular satirical news site...

From knitting advice to Waterford Whispers - what sites did Leinster House web users visit?

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Websites on dating advice, gambling and satirical news were among the sites visited by web users at Leinster House over the last few months.

The Irish Daily Mail has published data on the websites visited following a Freedom of Information request.

Some of the most visited websites include Facebook - visited 1,329 over the space of a few months - and the satirical Waterford Whispers News, which recieved more than 900 visits from inside the Oireachtas buildings. 

The paper also lists a selection of other websites visited on Leinster House computers - ranging from sites such as 'crimefictionlover.com' and 'ultimategirlsdayout.ie' to 'datingflush.com' and 'knittinghelp.com'.

Various shopping and charity sites are also listed, as well as the sites of celebrities such as Mary Berry and Nathan Carter.

While gambling and dating sites are among those listed, a spokesperson also advised that some of the websites may have been logged as a result of pop-up windows or malware.

In 2014, The Irish Times revealed details of Leinster House's 'soft block' on various categories of sites - such as gambling, pornography and professional & social networking sites.

Users - such as visitors, staff and journalists - can choose to bypass the bans, but are warned that the activity will be logged.