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Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD being interviewed on international television during the Web Summit at the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD being interviewed on international television during the Web Summit at the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny after ringing the Nasdaq bell on the centre stage at Web Summit 2014 at the RDS in Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny after ringing the Nasdaq bell on the centre stage at Web Summit 2014 at the RDS in Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Web Summit Co Founder Paddy Cosgrave Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President, Nasdaq Listing Services where the NASDAQ was opened on the Web Summit Centre Stage during the Web Summit at the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Web Summit Co Founder Paddy Cosgrave Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President, Nasdaq Listing Services where the NASDAQ was opened on the Web Summit Centre Stage during the Web Summit at the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny is interviewed for independent.ie by Fionnan Sheehan at the Web Summit in Dublin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is interviewed for independent.ie by Fionnan Sheehan at the Web Summit in Dublin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is interviewed for Independent.ie by Fionnan Sheehan at the Web Summit in Dublin. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is interviewed for Independent.ie by Fionnan Sheehan at the Web Summit in Dublin. Picture: Steve Humphreys

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD being interviewed on international television during the Web Summit at the RDS, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he's no techie and his staff are responsible for putting up his Tweets.

But Mr Kenny declined to reveal who is the technology whizz at home.

Mr Kenny recently returned to Twitter after a three-year absence. He has used his account to promote the mental health awareness campaign, #littlethings.

In an interview with Independent.ie. the Taoiseach said he comes up with the words but his staff manage the account.

“I am very limited in my capacity to be technologically competent in that field. The words are my own, they are managed by my staff and it is a very limited number who have access to that.

“I just think, my sort of theme of the small things or the little things are important here and it’s important to remind people, for instance, that the Court of Appeal or the issues that we made headway with, like the European Council meeting in terms of the agrisector and so on. These are important issues that often times are missed because they have an impact on people all over the country and on our country generally.

“So I don’t expect to be, you know, a world leader in Twitter, but I do think it is important to be able to get the message out there in the variety in many ways that modern technology allows you to do," he said.

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