The vast majority of TDs plan to use social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter to help woo voters at the next election.
A survey shows that while less than a third used the popular internet pages in the 2007 poll a massive 77pc vowed they'd be turning to the web when the time came to hunt for votes again.
Some 74pc already use the net, with most favouring Facebook or choosing to "tweet" their goings-on to the public.
"It extends the outreach you need in an election situation," said high-profile user, Green Party Senator Dan Boyle.
Jordan moves into babywear
Model Katie Price today launched her new range of babywear.
Former glamour model Ms Price -- aka Jordan -- said future business plans included a range of make-up for children. "Not this year, but that is happening," she said.
Earlier this year, her former husband, singer Peter Andre, said he was "absolutely disgusted" after pictures emerged of his and the model's young daughter in false eyelashes and wearing make-up.
Price also said she wanted more children of her own -- eight in total.
Loach reveals his Iraq thriller
Director Ken Loach was due to speak about his new film Route Irish at the Cannes Film Festival today.
The political thriller was a last-minute addition to the competition, with Cannes organisers announcing its inclusion just days before the festival opened.
The film explores the role played by private security experts in Iraq.
Loach won the Palme d'Or in 2006 for The Wind That Shakes the Barley.