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Last night's leader's debate in 24 hilarious tweets

Twitter was the real winner of last night’s debate.

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LAST NIGHT, the leader’s debate took place with the leaders of the four largest political parties squaring off for the final time before the general election.

And Twitter had an absolute field day.

The whole thing started with a very dramatic intro worthy of inclusion in Game of Thrones.

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Before the debate began, the Social Democrats made this handy bingo card…

As did RTÉ.

And it wasn’t long before whingers were mentioned.

One of the first gaffes of the night came when Gerry Adams asked, “Who’s Senator Cahill?”

Micheál Martin then got a bit mixed up between Celia Larkin and Miriam O’Callaghan…

In general, the leaders tended to listen intently to the question… and then completely ignore it.

The quote of the night? “Your out-Bertied Bertie.”

Classic burn from Miriam.

Speaking of Miriam, everyone was in agreement: she deserved a big glass of wine at the end of the debate.

It was a trying night, after all.

The whole thing took on an “everyone has been drinking for 12 hours and is beginning to sober up and get cranky” vibe.

The main talking point from last night’s debate? That creaky floorboard.

Which says a lot.

Even Gerry Adams weighed in on the infamous creak.

In short, viewers weren’t that impressed with the debate as a whole…

In fact, we kind of like Bressie’s proposal for a new debate format.

Just imagine it: Gerry and Joan singing a Rolling in the Deep duet.

Make it happen, RTÉ.

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