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€2k bill as TDs learn to tweet

Taxpayers have coughed up €2,990 for lessons in social networking for TDs and senators.

A number of politicians attended the seminar by ICS Skills to learn how to use Twitter and Facebook to their best advantage and boost follower numbers.

The cost for the course is surprising, given that Twitter hosts its own Twitter for Business blog free of charge online.

Separately, a number of politicians have taken up European language classes that cost €28,865 over the past two years.