The Irish political landscape is attracting worldwide attention, if the 194 visitors from around the globe logging onto Politics.ie is anything to go by.
Interest in Irish politics has surged in advance of the pending national election, according to AD2ONE, the digital sales agency which represents Politics.ie, the online political forum.
Politics.ie, which already attracts 839,353 visitors, is expected to surge during the upcoming election, said Roddy Walshe, sales director for AD2ONE.
"Hot topical issues on the site include the national debt, (Ireland’s) allegiance to Europe, unemployment and political reform," Walshe said.
Interest in debating political issues is growing, a spokesperson for Politics.ie said.
"The inertia we have seen in the past 10 years when it comes to interest in elected representatives has disappeared. Online debates indicate that users are extremely concerned with our growing debt problems and we have now created a special section dedicated to this entitled ‘national debt clock’ to facilitate those who want to express their concerns," the spokesperson said.