Some people were not impressed with the countdown on RTE's New Year's Eve Countdown Concert
Some viewers of RTE's New Year's Eve Countdown Concert were disappointed with the actual countdown to midnight last night.
RTE One had a cracking line-up in the run up to midnight with Imelda May's New Year's Eve Special running until 11.50pm, followed by live coverage from Custom House Quay for the countdown itself.
The NYE Countdown Concert had been taking place all evening with bands including Keywest and Hudson Taylor performing for assembled crowds. Kodaline headlined and Sinead Kennedy presented the live coverage for RTE One.
The show included an aerial and aquatic display with acrobatic performers taking to the sky and the river Liffey as well as a spectacular fireworks display.
However, some viewers were disappointed as they experienced 'glitches' in coverage while others were unimpressed with the countdown itself.
In a statement RTE said, "RTE can confirm that there was a loss of signal for a few seconds, the cause of which is being looked into".
RTE's outside broadcast of the new years countdown appears to be suffering from glitches. You had one job, etc.— Waider (@waider) December 31, 2017
Possibly worst countdown ever on RTE.— Will (@EightiesShakes) January 1, 2018
1st rant of 2018 😊#HappyNewYear2018
Fairly shambolic NYE countdown from Custom House Quay on RTE last night. Kodaline play, leave, and are replaced by drummers. Kodaline lead singer comes back out mid-drumming, starts counting down from nine (?). No MC, no heads up or announcements. Rushed.— Joe Leogue (@JoeLeogue) January 1, 2018
Watching the countdown on RTE and they completely forgot about it. The Kodalinw singer ran on and starting counting in the middle of some random drumming act 😂😂— Aido (@HandofEmery) January 1, 2018
Did I miss something?— Ita O'Kelly (@ItaOKelly) January 1, 2018
There was no countdown to the New Year on RTE?
Rather it appeared to be the filming of a Failte Ireland video?
Are ya serious 😮 A JET PACK! 😮😍😛 I'm so proud of my county for doing something so cool! Everyone to their own, but I liked it ☺— 🍁Shar-antalene🍁 (@3ds_lover) January 1, 2018