Election coverage goes online and goes mobile

IrishElection.com today announced that they are partnering with Irish telecoms service MySay.com to allow a new twist to online coverage of the Irish Election.

On Thursday and Friday, website IrishElection.com will have an amateur army of reporters at dozens of constituencies around the country phoning in the latest news and drama as it unfolds.

Using the MySay.com technology, the IrishElection reporters will simply phone in their reports to a special phone number which will process the call and upload it to the web where it can instantly be played by anyone with a web browser. For those without net access on the day, callers can instead phone the MySay number and listen to the updates from the IrishElection.com correspondents.

As well as the MySay.com technology, IrishElection.com will have a special shortcode text number where any text sent to the number will be uploaded to a live Election "Gossip Wall" which can be read online by anyone.

IrishElection will also be sending text updates out throughout the day for anyone who subscribes to their free text service. Sign-up details are available on the website.
IrishElection spokesperson Cian O'Flaherty said "The web is another information tool that compliments traditional news media and the latest technological developments mean that for those unable to get to the TV or Radio on election and count day, they can use their computers or mobiles to get most up-to-the-date information around."
Full details on the web and mobile resources are available from www.IrishElection.com