Despite fireworks, a water-jet demonstration and some of the most well-known Irish bands playing, it seems like viewers were left more than a little cold from RTE's New Years Eve coverage.
A number of glitches were noticed by viewers, which meant that the countdown itself was only caught for the finale, whilst the fireworks themselves were considered somewhat paltry by others. Not surprisingly, the whole thing wasn't received warmly on Twitter either.
Here's just a selection of some of the comments.
Broken feed. Kodaline. No presenter. Random drummers. No presenter. No indication it's nearly midnight. 4. 3. 2. 1. New Years. No presenter. 6 fireworks. Let's have a 90s rave with some lads on jetpacks. 7 fireworks. Ole ole ole. No presenter. Kodaline
Thanks @RTE. Happy 1993
— Rick (@rickybutcher_) January 1, 2018
I must say @rte thats a very poor effort for new years. Very disappointing countdown! I imagine its great if your in Dublin city but for those of us sitting at home its very drab, should have left on @ImeldaOfficial May rocks. Best wishes for 2018 ðŸ?¾ðŸ¥‚ðŸ?¾
— Tracey J (@TMehigan1) January 1, 2018
— Megan Pierce (@MeganPie14) January 1, 2018
Is it no Budget or just no imangation/creation in RTE to produce a show like this for a New Years EveðŸ™ˆðŸ™ˆ
— Brian Gavin (@referee34) December 31, 2017
Were you watching RTE's coverage last night? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments!