Aside from 'Love Island', last night's big TV moment came in the form of
two cheeks of the same arse Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin battling out for their political lives on TV.
Like two gladiators circling themselves in a pitted combat arena, the two politicians traded barbs, left uncomfortable silences when asked if they taken drugs, and basically fumbled their way through to an end that satisfied nobody.
So, how did it go down on Twitter? Amidst all the very legitimate anger and highlighting how Sinn Féin - who are currently polling only two points behind Fine Gael - were excluded from the debate, there were a few funny tweets to be had.
Here's ten of the best.
Can Fine Gael cling to power like a tenant clinging to the lease of their 2k-a-month bedsit next to a busy landfill? Or will Fianna Fáil get another shot at wrecking the country in a new decade? Stay tuned. #VMTVBigDebate #Leadersdebate
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) January 22, 2020
I would watch the #leadersdebate but I would honestly rather shit in my hands and clap than watch 2 grown men tickle each others ego while simultaneously shit on the entire country
— Kat (@Delilah_cat) January 22, 2020
— Jane Delaney (@jane_boland) January 22, 2020
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) January 22, 2020
The drug questions are as stupid now as they were for Clinton in 1992. The only thing that would make it interesting would be if Leo said "Yes indeed Pat, as it happens I dropped half a yoke with Paschal in the Limo on the way over" #TonightVMTV #VMTVBigDebate
— Anthony O'Connor (@Antcon7062) January 22, 2020
When he said Hot Press Interview he’s referring to the time he took fuck load of acid and locked himself in a hot press for 6 hours #VMTVBigDebate
— Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) January 22, 2020
— Identitee Politics (@IdentiteeP) January 22, 2020
You were shite.
No I wasn't. You were shite.
You were shiter.
No, you were total shite.
I wasn't minister then.
Neither was I.
You're still shite.
You're absolute shite.
Top notch political debate from the leaders tonight.
— Fiona Kenny (@FionaKenny1) January 22, 2020
— James Nolan (@JMNolan89) January 22, 2020
I'm voting for whoever toned down the split-screen light-saber effect #VMTVBigDebate
— David Cochrane (@davidcochrane) January 22, 2020