Latest Fine Gael political party to join social media app TikTok

Oliver Callan has mocked Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael’s debut video on social media platform TikTok.

Callan, who replaces Ryan Tubridy on his radio show this week, revealed Fine Gael was the latest political party to join TikTok.

Callan said it looked like Leo had to take off his tie and unbutton the top button of his shirt, in an effort to look more casual and “dressed for TikTok”.


Hi everyone 👋 Fine Gael is now on Tik Tok. This week we’re marking 2.5 million people at work – the highest ever! We’d love to hear your questions, so drop them in the comment box below. Don’t forget to follow us too!

♬ As He Was – Harry Styles

The comedian and impressionist went on to say that Leo probably had to “say something interesting” that the youngsters would get would be really cool.

Replacing Ryan Tubridy for the week, Callan poked fun at Fine Gael’s first TikTok and also revealed he was the latest political party to join the video-sharing platform. Photo: Collins Courts

Sharing a clip from TikTok, Oliver Callan said: “It’s the best they can come up with.”

The first video shows Leo, recording from Macroom, Co Cork, saying: “Hi everyone, Fine Gael is now on TikTok, talking to you here from Macroom in Co Cork.

“And we mark the fact that this week there are now two and a half million people working in Ireland – the highest on record, so we would love to hear your ideas, questions, thoughts on creating jobs or in fact on anything else. So just drop your question or query in the box, and we’ll get back to you within days or weeks.

Callan said the political party ruined the app and forced Harry Styles to “stop” using a Harry Styles song. Photo: TikTok/Fine Gael

An exasperated Oliver Callan said: “Oh no. They- he used Harry Styles – he used the good Harry Styles song, the new one: As It Was. He ruined TikTok, he’s now dead, Harry Styles is done. Fine Gael did.

“Did you also notice the little he said there, paste a little message about job creation, and we’ll get back to you in a few days, or WEEKS – What? Social media is supposed to be instant.

“It’s the level of efficiency,” the presenter remarked.

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