RTÉ One broadcast its final live debate with MEP candidates – this time with candidates from the Midlands-North-West constituency.
Taking part in the debate were Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh, Independent candidate Peter Casey, Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith, Solidarity–People Before Profit candidate Cyril Brennan, and Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan.
At one point, Ms McHugh, 28, from Achill Island, responded to comments about migration made by millionaire businessman Mr Casey, 61, saying:
“Millionaires blaming migrants is an old trope and it’s boring.
“There’s real repercussions to this absolute nonsense.
“Go on Dancing With The Stars if you want attention.”
Watch back the debate in full here (when it’s uploaded).
Green Party’s Saoirse McHugh tells Peter Casey ‘to go on Dancing With The Stars if you want attention’ on RTE Prime Time debate (Lauren Kelly, The Irish Sun)