The Taoiseach Has Announced The Date And Details Of The Upcoming Election... On Twitter

We all thought there'd be a press conference

We all thought it was going to be a joint press conference with Tánaiste Joan Burton.

But instead, ol' Enda took a more modern approach to unveiling the date of the upcoming election – by tweeting out a video from his official account, shortly before 10am.

In it, he confirmed what we knew all along: that the upcoming General Election will take place on Friday, February 26.

While the date will come as no surprise, it may come as something of a relief; there had been speculation that polling day would fall on a Thursday, making it difficult for several students and workers to vote in their home constituencies.

So. It begins.

READ: Can't Make It Home To Vote On Polling Day? You Can Register For A Postal Vote If You Act Fast

Written By

Aidan Coughlan