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Saturday 24 February 2018

Careful what you wish for, Eamon

After whinging for years about being left off TV leaders' debates, Eamon Gilmore is chickening out of the debate tonight.

TV3's 'The Europe Debate with Vincent Browne' at 9pm will pit Simon Coveney and Micheal Martin against Mary-Lou McDonald and Joe Higgins.

Despite being the frontman behind the referendum, the Tanaiste isn't available for the debate.

After Taoiseach Enda Kenny dropped out, the station whittled the list down to two versus two, so Mr Coveney is the government representative.

But it wasn't so long ago, Mr Gilmore was demanding to be included on the invite list.

Irish Independent

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