As it happened, the RTÉ Leaders and TV3 Deputy Leaders debates

Newstalk will be with you right through the night

The leaders of the seven major political parties represented their parties for tonight's major TV debate on RTE.

The debate also featured Lucinda Creighton of Renua, Stephen Donnelly of the Social Democrats and the Anti Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett.

The Deputy Leaders Debate is currently taking place on TV3 between Alan Kelly, James Reilly, Barry Cowen and Mary Lou McDonald.

Newstalk will continue to be with you throughout the evening for the debate with our live blog, twitter updates and Reality Check analysis following the debates.

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