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Ian O'Doherty: TV3 debate definitely not a knockout

Published 09/02/2011 | 05:00

GOOD Lord -- what has Vincent Browne done with his hair? No, my viewing companion informed me, that's Ursula Halligan; she's introducing the debate. Oh, right. Sorry about that Ursula.

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TV3 doesn't often get the nation talking, unless it's about how bad 'Xpose' is, but they've had us all chattering about last night's eagerly awaited, well, awaited anyway, debate between the party leaders. Well, some of the leaders, anyway.

TV3 had initially suggested that if Fine Gael's Inda Kinny stuck to his public declaration that he would refuse to show up they would simply install an empty chair in his place -- but decided, presumably, that as an empty chair would be likely to give a more charismatic performance than the Mayo man, it would be giving him an unfair advantage. So they stuck with just the two main leaders, Eamon Gilmore and Micheal 'The Choirboy' Martin.

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