Irish Presidential Election 2011 Web Archive

The Irish Presidential Election 2011 Web Archive collection consists of  70 archived websites relating to the Presidential Election of 2011. Selected websites can be broken down as follows:

  • The seven candidate websites
  • Political Party websites
  • Official Government websites
  • Informal and formal policital commentary websites
  • News media websites

A one off snapshort of 70 websites was taken in the two weeks prior to the election date of 27th Oct 2011, with a further 10 sites (such as that of the newly elected president)  being archived after the election as well.

Tips for Searching

  • It is important to remember that archived sites do not behave as normal live sites and so some links many not have been captured and a page ‘404 webpage cannot be found’ may come up. You may also come across a live Twitter feed but you will know an archived site from the ‘[Archived Content]’ which appears on upper left-hand side.

  • There are a number of ways of accessing the collection, via our online catalogue and via the Internet Memory Foundation website

  • Many of the sites contain Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos and other social sites but not all may have been captured for technical reasons.

Copyright information

It is your responsibility to comply with the legislation in your jurisdiction, particularly copyright (where applicable). The National Library of Ireland makes these materials available for the purposes of research and private study only. For further information please consult the Rights & Reproductions page of our website.


• Web Archive Collection list
• Online catalogue

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