Tuesday 27 September 2016

Is that you Minister? Tinder profile uses leading politician's image

Published 11/07/2015 | 07:36

Drugs Minister Aodhan O'Riordain
Drugs Minister Aodhan O'Riordain

Drugs Minister Aodhan O'Riordain's photo was used as a profile for an account on dating app Tinder.

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The Labour TD had his image used without his knowledge.

The Minister was alerted to the photo by a friend and admits his colleagues were highly amused by it.

The fake account was set up in the name of Paul, using the Minister's photo and stating that he's "35 year old, not 55, only looking for daytime fun and nothing else."

Tinder is regarded as one of the world's most popular dating apps and matches people in terms of their location and profile.

Despite taking the fake account in good humour, O'Riordain later sought to bring an end to the incident, tweeting "Tinder. Over".

Fake Tinder profile which used picture of Minister O'Riordain
Fake Tinder profile which used picture of Minister O'Riordain
Aodhán Ó Riordan
Aodhán Ó Riordan

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