Ireland Viewers livid after the ‘spectacle’ that was 8th Amendment debate on Claire Byrne Live

10:21  15 may  2018
10:21  15 may  2018 Source:

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Throughout the debate , both sides were given the opportunity to discuss their concerns. In response to Claire Byrne Live , Twitter was alight with commentary using the hashtag #cblive To watch the full episode of Claire Byrne Live discussing the 8 th Amendment , watch on RTE Player here.

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a woman sitting on a chair © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Irish viewers were not happy after a debate on the 8th Amendment referendum, which took place during Claire Byrne Live on Monday night.

The debate saw campaigners for the #TogetherForYes and #LoveBoth sides go head-to-head over the key issues the referendum has raised.

Many people were unhappy with how the debate ended up, despite show host Claire Byrne’s efforts to mediate.

Just 12 days ahead of the referendum on May 25th, Claire was joined by campaigners including doctors and politicians representing both sides of the abortion debate.

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The side in favour of a Yes vote was represented by co-director of Together for Yes Orla O’Connor, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald and chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Peter Boylan.

The No vote was represented by the Iona Institute spokesperson Maria Steen, Fianna Fail TD Mary Butler and obstetrician Dr John Monaghan.

They were also joined by a studio audience of 200 people, some of who shared their own opinions on the debate.

Viewers at home were outraged when the debate appeared to descend into a shouting match, and blasted some members of the audience for ‘whooping and hollering’ while the debate was ongoing.

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They also suggested that the clapping and noise from the audience ‘cut across’ the points the speakers were trying to make.

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While some praised Claire’s efforts to run the debate, others were critical of how it was handled, noting the interference of the audience especially.

Taking to social media after the referendum special of the programme aired, viewers shared their thoughts on the debate.

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