BANK of Ireland has announced a new partnership with Twitter.

The agreement, revealed yesterday, has been hailed as a mechanism to provide small business with the expertise to make the most of Twitter for marketing.

The bank has been named as the "official Twitter partner" for Irish small business and will provide educational content, marketing tips and best practice advice in partnership with Twitter.

The announcement was made at a workshop attended by 13 small Irish businesses that are using Twitter to realise business growth. and were among the business in attendance.