Condolence messages came from as far afield as Silicon Valley today after the Smart Economy passed away in Leinster House.
The death occurred as an Oireachtas Committee held a hearing on the dangers of social media.
Eyewitnesses said the Smart Economy died despite the best efforts of members of the Oireachtas to save it.
“They tried to resuscitate it by putting their feet in their mouths but it was all in vain,” a witness said. “It had lost the will to live.”
A friend of the Smart Economy’s said he took comfort in knowing its suffering was at an end.
“The neglect is over, the abuse is over, rest now,” he said.