Saturday 24 February 2018

At last we get good political boxing, but roll on Saturday's count

The final leaders’ debate on RTE’s ‘Prime Time’
The final leaders’ debate on RTE’s ‘Prime Time’
John Downing

John Downing

A shame in many ways that we did not get such gusto in debating a little earlier. It might have motivated voters more ahead of Friday.

For those who like their politics, it was good fare. But we were not given a game-changer here.

We still face a situation - rather reminiscent of the Eurovision Song Contest - where the counting of votes, from 9am on Saturday, will be more gripping than the actual election contest for those votes.

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