October 2, 2009
Politics.ie is one of the organizations notably supporting EU debates in Ireland in the run up to referenda on the Treaty of Lisbon.
Politics.ie is a grassroots online debating forum based in Ireland and which uses new media in order to debate European issues. The website has been running for about six years but during the 2007 General Election and the 2008 Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty it was a place where all kinds of views were aired and debated. It is an open forum so sometimes extreme opinions were expressed and sometimes information was not accurate, but anyone with an internet connection can get involved. I should note that it is broadly concerned with politics, not just Europe.Author :