If you haven't already watched last night's 'Pat Kenny's Big Debate' get yourself on that Virgin Media Player immediately, because Pat Kenny is officially Ireland's number one badass.
Pat Kenny hosted (threw all of the punches) in last night's first presidential debate to feature all six candidates on live TV for the first time. Michael D. Higgins and Sean Gallagher were present after refusing to take part in 'Claire Byrne Live' earlier in the week. To compare the two TV shows, is like chalk and cheese - one was like a cup of cold milky tea, while the other was like gulping down a freshly brewed triple shot of espresso while trying to navigate around The Ring of Kerry. Kenny is the clear winner, albeit maybe a bit too harsh of a moderator, but it made for glorious TV. Oh he went in on them, and he took no prisoners.
Kenny dug up the ghosts of the candidate's past, and here, for all of your glory, are the best tweets from the night, including some well-known Irish faces:
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) October 17, 2018
I really feel like Michael D. Higgins is this close to calling Peter Casey a wanker.
— âÂÂÂ? amy o'connor âÂÂÂ? (@amyohconnor) October 17, 2018
— ROS123 (@ROS123) October 18, 2018
Fair play to the people sitting right behind the candidates. My face wouldn’t behave itself ðŸ™„ðŸ˜ ðŸ˜ÂÂÂ?ðŸ¤”#PKDEBATE
— Susan Keogh (@susankeoghnews) October 17, 2018
I wouldnt want Peter Casey moving in beside me #PKDebate
— John Maguire (@JMaguireCritic) October 17, 2018
— Spooky Bitch Kavanagh (@JamesKavanagh_) October 17, 2018
It’s like a load of really shit villains pointlessly trying to bring down The Penguin. #pkdebate
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) October 17, 2018
— Greg Murphy ðŸ¤“ (@TheGregMurphy) October 17, 2018
Did Michael D really make a "solemn promise" not to serve again? Did he not just say in answer to a question that he'd serve one term. You'd swear he made an address to the nation with a hand on the bible #PKdebate
— Rónán Duffy (@ronanduffy_) October 17, 2018
More pressing questions need to be asked on #PKDebate, like:
1: Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit?
2: Do you mix the sweets into the popcorn?
3: Butter or mayo on your hot chicken roll?
I need to know these things about my president. #Aras18
— Cormac Moore (@CormacComedy) October 17, 2018
Sean Gallagher might need a reboot there lads, he seems to have frozen #pkdebate
— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) October 17, 2018
— Niamh (@niamh_od_x) October 17, 2018
There should be a #PKDebate extra kinda like the xtra factor or im a celeb extra
The aftermath of tonight ha ha
— CROSSY (@CrossyTweets) October 17, 2018
— TracyClifford (@TracyClifford) October 17, 2018
Ah anyone can change their mind in seven years. I wouldn’t hold that against him. I change my mind on an hourly basis ðŸ˜‚ #PKDebate
— Rory Cowan (@1rorycowan) October 17, 2018
Casey - Hopping on the spot. A bit rattled by Travellers debate.
Gallagher - Struggled to make impact.
Ní Riada - Decent but stuck on IRA question.
Freeman - Strongest performance so far.
Duffy - Solid.
Higgins - Almost angry at times but out the gap. #Aras18 #PKdebate
— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) October 17, 2018