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Politicians and voters to link up online

Jane O'Faherty

Published 05/11/2015 | 02:30

The founders of the app are hoping it will prove a tool for meaningful discussion between constituents and politicians
The founders of the app are hoping it will prove a tool for meaningful discussion between constituents and politicians

A new social network linking Irish politicians to their constituents could be ready for the next general election.

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Poleeto, a website where representatives and electors can communicate with each other, was first founded by former Trinity College students Declan Burrowes, Dennis Theurer and Dan Reilly.

"We are actually developing a general election page right now," Mr Burrowes told the Irish Independent. "Type in your address and it shows you all your candidates.

"In the next couple of weeks, we'll be inviting candidates to log in with all their campaign material," he added.

The founders hope Poleeto.com will provide an objective forum for politicians and voters to discuss problems and arrange meetings.

"You're having a conversation with representatives in your specific constituency and your neighbours about what's going on and what you want to see improved," said Mr Burrowes.

"You can get a push notification from your councillor saying there's a meeting next week, or you can raise an issue if you have a problem."

Irish Independent

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