As if we didn’t need a reminder about being careful with your social media posts, then we see another example in the media today.
Lorraine Clifford-Lee a Fianna Fáil senator got reminded of some inappropriate tweets she may have made around eight years ago. Apparently, the tweets were posted in a personal capacity before she was elected or became a member of the parliamentary party.
The tweets include one in July 2011 in which Ms Clifford-Lee said: “Just doing up inventory of items in my car when it was stolen by some knacker. I think I am going to cry.”
In another, dated June 2011, she described some clothes as being “like something from a traveller wedding”.
Another tweet, from October 2011, she wrote “was on #dublinbus for the 1st time in about a yr yesterday. Forgotten how much fun it is. A black Brazilian dwarf with Ginger hair sat beside me.”
In a statement made to RTE, Ms Clifford-Lee has said that the tweets are from a time “long before I became involved in electoral politics” and that they were being taken out of context by individuals “to suit their own right-wing agenda”.
Fianna Fáil has said it does not have any plans to discipline its senator…