In collaboration with RTÉ, ADAPT developed 'SentiWords Tweet', a responsive web interface that links to a set of underlying harvesting scripts, providing automatic real-time generation of the quantity and sentiment associated with topic specific tweets.  Sentiment analysis for mining opinions provided reporters with insights into the feelings of the electorate.  The team used a sophisticated combination of keywords and common election-related hashtags to record the volume of tweets about candidates, parties and issues, and measured the sentiment expressed in them for RTÉ's news reporting on the Irish General Election.