Seo litiruaim a fhoilsigh an Irish Times inné faoi bheart an PháirtÍ Phoblachtaigh comhlacht idirlíne Meirceánach a fhostú chun suíomh idirlíne a thógaint:
A chara, – It’s not so long since Brian Lenihan stood up in the Dáil to urge us all not to do our shopping in Newry as it was “unpatriotic”. Yet now it emerges that his own party, Fianna Fáil, has hired a leading US firm to redesign the party’s website ( The Irish Times , February 26th). This is the firm President Barack Obama hired to manage his web campaign on his way to the White House; perhaps Fianna Fáil, having more money than sense, feel this is the way to get some of the Obama magic working on its flagging poll fortunes.
The reality is that the FF website, while slick, could have been designed far more cheaply in Ireland, with all due respect to Blue State Digital. I have no doubt there are many web design companies in Ireland which would have designed as good a website without expending all those air miles. As for the Obama magic, it can’t be bought. And if Fianna Fáil thinks it can, we’re in more trouble than we know. – Is mise,
CONCUBHAR Ó LIATHÁÍN,
Tá litir eile ar an dtéama céanna ann inniu.
Madam, – Are Fianna Fáil delusional? In the current economic climate, they are hiring President Obama’s website designer to dazzle us on our little north Atlantic island. How much will this cost? What will we think of their priorities if this is what is exercising them at this time? And anyway, what about our own young website designers — many out of work and longing for a commission.
For shame, Fianna Fáil, get a grip and stop buying baubles. – Yours, etc,
Dhá bhliain ó shin, roimh an olltoghchán i 2007, dheineas tuar i Lá Nua go gcaillfeadh Fianna Fáil timpeall is 30 suiochán mar gur cheapas ag an am sin go raibh an oiread sin údar feirge ag an pobal mar gheall ar mhí eifeacht an Rialtais ag an am.
Níor tháinig tuar an dtairngreacht an uair úd. Dá mbeadh olltoghchán ann amarach, bheinn den tuairim go mbeadh Fianna Fáil go brea sásta a gcosa a thabhairt leo gan ach 30 suiochán caillte acu….