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A number of election-related hashtags are expected to trend on Twitter throughout the day.
The hashtag #VoterMotor is aiming to help people carpool to the polls.
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The latest light-hearted Twitter trend inspired by the upcoming election was #Electionbands, which trended in Ireland yesterday.
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Renua leader Lucinda Creighton delivered a fantastic burn on the Labour Party today on Twitter before Kevin Humphreys came to the rescue.
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The RTE leader's debate has stolen the crown of the biggest TV event on Twitter since the Toy Show from the first debate on TV3.
Buzzfeed reporter Keith Habersberger let his Twitter followers make every decision for him for an entire day.
Up to 400 families in West Clare have been left without childcare from Monday after five childcare centres closed down unexpectedly overnight.
Aer Lingus have clocked up another 100,000 hits with their latest heartwarming video offering - this time, quizzing couples at the airport on romance and what they love about each other.
The Dublin Fire Brigade have come to the rescue again, arriving on scene just as a newborn baby made its grand arrival.
Murderer Graham Dwyer has reportedly lodged five complaints to the Press Ombudsman in relation to media publications stating his height and age incorrectly.
Sinn Féin are the political party drawing the most 'engagements' on Facebook from the 18-24 year-old age bracket.
A third-level student has come forward to criticise the response of Irish universities in sexual assault and rape cases.
University College Dublin (UCD) has released a statement stating that a concluded investigation found "no evidence" to support claims reported by one of the college's student papers.
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An Australian café owner has addressed outrage over a sign which referred to Australia Day as 'National D*ckhead Day'.
The character known as the 'Galway Player' has posted an open letter to the website that named Irish people the ugliest "in the world".
A Washington teenager has been hospitalised after he sustained injuries 'similar to a car crash' attempting a popular YouTube challenge.
Australia Day is celebrated every year on January 26th and people from around the world are celebrating on Twitter.
Charlie Lyne is a British filmmaker who began a kickstarter to fund a ten-hour film about paint drying.
Last night, the antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house were arguably taken up a notch and Twitter reacted to these antics with aplomb.
Aubrey Arnold wanted to emulate her favourite beauty vloggers online and do a simple hair tutorial, but she underestimated how difficult it can be.
As Storm Jonas became the second-biggest snow storm on record in New York, affected Americans across the country dealt with the weather in different ways.
The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland is releasing guidelines to align Ireland's blogging standards with the UK and the US.
A man who narrowly survived a plane crash has shared his experience on Reddit, writing that the crash was "possibly the best thing to ever happen to me".
#Blizzard2016 trended on Twitter as New Yorkers shared photos and videos of the blistering snowfall across in the city.
A devastating bushfire ripped apart the small Australian town of Yarloop, injuring many of the area's animal population.
An emerging Irish artist has shot up in popularity online thanks to acknowledgment from Rihanna, Jesse J and Ed Sheeran.
He might be ‘Straight Outta Compton’ but Ice Cube looks rather comfortable with his new Dublin jersey.
A Bus Éireann driver is being praised online after he was snapped engaging in an act of kindness that 'made (a passenger's) day'.
A Wisconsin woman in her twenties reportedly froze to death after leaving a party in shorts in subzero temperatures.
Users of Reddit have sent baby supplies to a woman and her newborn baby after her fiancé took his own life on Christmas Eve.
The Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill, has personally called a newlywed who was widowed on honeymoon in Australia after country officials refused to recognise the couple's marriage.
Junior Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin accidentally became embroiled in a war of words between the Scottish First Minister and Sky News Correspondent David Blevins.
An Irish woman who lost her mother to Alzheimer's disease has penned a 'sometimes sad, sometimes funny' book of anecdotes and tips to help others going through it.
Russian YouTuber 'Flula' is well-known online for his quirky video style and his ongoing series 'Autotunes', in which he creates autotuned melodies in (sometimes moving) cars.
An elderly woman looks set to have spent her last Christmas in the cold after a kind neighbour began a campaign to raise funds for the system and installation of a central heating system.
A newlywed is having to fight to have his marriage recognised after his husband was killed on their honeymoon.
A teenager has been arrested in California after allegedly posting a status update 'confessing' that she had stabbed her boyfriend.
A worldwide community of women is being honoured by Facebook as one of its biggest success stories.
Every Irish Facebook user over the age of eighteen will be shown a Facebook notice tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th of January, to remind them to register to vote.
Host of this year's Oscar ceremony, Chris Rock, has addressed the controversy over the lack of nominations for people of colour.
A seven-year-old girl from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire in is being described by doctors as "bionic" because she cannot feel pain and never feels tired or hungry.
The Irish nanny cleared of murder charges in Boston is to take legal action over her wrongful detention.
After reading about the fundraiser to secure central heating for an elderly Meath woman, a local trader has offered to install the heating system for free for the woman.
Ryanair have apologised for a "regrettable comment" made by a Ryanair cabin crew member "in the heat of the moment".
Shares in social media giant Twitter crashed eighteen percent in the last hour of trading due to first-quarter loss figures which were revealed early - ironically, via live tweets.
Commuters around the country will be relieved to hear that they are due a short respite from the harsh weather conditions of late.
The latest twist in the photo hacking scandal of up to one hundred Irish teens has revealed that Laura Whitmore and other Irish celebrities have also had photos placed on the international porn site.
An Irish nurse is the first ever 'International creator' to be featured on Twitter's video-sharing app Vine.
One of the girls involved in the photo hacking scandal has revealed that her number is "going around a Dublin prison".
A sex toy advertised as a 'performance training pleasure product' is failing to hit its funding target on Indiegogo.
An elderly Kildare woman required twenty stitches in her face, arm and hand after being attacked by a fox in her back garden.
Incredible footage shows a father and his daughter canoing though flooded strawberry fields in Armagh.
A number of families evicted from a halting site in Dundalk yesterday returned to their mobile homes last night.
A provocative Instagram star has claimed that she was "shamed" for her risqué photographs in an article by the New York Post.
Theatre director Garry Hynes has appeared on the Marian Finucane show to discuss the tenuous state of Irish theatre.
Gardai are investigating a blaze at a family home in Drogheda, Co Louth.
One of the girls whose Facebook pictures were stolen and uploaded to an international porn site has spoken out about the Gardaí.
A man has gained 100,000 likes on Instagram by posting what he claimed to be the winning Powerball ticket on his Instagram account.
Two local news anchors from Colorado have gone viral after a testy exchange which has promoted viewers on social media to question if the two reporters hate each other.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has tweeted her condolences after the passing of Alan Rickman, who famously played Snape in the film adaptation of the books.
Fans of Alan Rickman's wide array of characters have taken to social media to express their grief at the death of the actor.
A number of the girls whose photographs were stolen and uploaded to an international porn site spoke to Cork Red FM's Neil Prenderville this morning.
YouTuber Nicole Arbour has addressed allegations made by fellow YouTuber and ex-boyfriend Matthew Santoro about his experience of domestic abuse in a relationship.
A junior doctor in the UK has posted his own cover of Adele's 'Hello' online, with re-worked lyrics addressing the striking junior doctors.
A smartphone video has been produced by defense lawyers in a New York City arraignment which alleges to show a verbal interaction between the suspects and victim before an alleged gang rape in Brooklyn.
In a video on Facebook, the leader of the 'Oregon militia', Jon Ritzheimer, has gone on a rant about the "mindblowing" things they've been receiving in the mail .
Diesel and petrol prices across Ireland have again plummeted, one year on from a six-year low.
Independent.ie are running a Twitter poll in which we're asking our readers if the traffic in their area has seen significant worsening in recent months.
A kind-hearted Meath man man has launched a fundraiser to help his 83-year-old neighbour afford a central heating system.
An Irish woman has been captured on camera going through the photos of her secondary school love's new girlfriend.
A man, known only as Kris, has learned the hard way never to text a blogger by accident.
Recent reports have suggested that traffic is back to 'pre-recession' levels and we want to hear from you.
The Daily Telegraph has issued a communicé to staff stating their intent to remove alleged 'motion sensors' which were found under journalist's desks yesterday.