— Daithi K. (@tvcritics) October 15, 2018
During the first live TV presidential debate on RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live.
Did you stay up?
Did you stay awake?
Bunty Twuntington-McFuff, real name Norma Burke, disrupted the debate as former Dragon’s Den star and millionaire Peter Casey was talking about how money really isn’t an issue for him – regardless of the cost of his presidential bid.
It wasn’t clear what was said by Ms Burke, who later tweeted:
I'm not 100% sure but if councils continue to filter it needs to be cleaned up massively… any bribes/inducments/business interests with candidates need to be declared. That won't solve the issue of it's totally locked down on party lines & no Indies can get through
— Bunty Twuntingdon-McFuff #bunty4pres (@buntymcfuff) October 16, 2018
President Michael D Higgins said he couldn’t attend the debate due to prior presidential engagements while former Dragon’s Den star Sean Gallagher didn’t attend because Mr Higgins didn’t attend.
Along with Mr Casey, former Dragon’s Den star Gavin Duffy, Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada, and Senator Joan Freeman attended.
It can be watched in full here.