There seems to be a bit of a race on at the moment among politicians as to who can get as many Facebook friends as possible.
Facebook has been adopted by many TDs and Ministers as a way of keeping in contact with their constituents. Some even carry out online clinics using their pages.
While some TDs and Senators are old hands at this Facebook lark (such as Dan Boyle, Thomas Byrne, Lucinda Creighton, Ciaran Cuffe and Jerry Buttimer among the many), others are stealing a lead on the rest.
Take a bow Deputy Niall Collins who has clocked up an impressive 2,959 Facebook friends!
But Niall is choosy as to who he allows to be his Facebook friends – constituents come first with him!