Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was the talk of Twitter after getting hit with a boom mic in the head.
Leo Varadkar was on the receiving end of a belt across the head during the Election Special on RTÉ 2 on Sunday evening.
The Minister for Health was listening intently as a member of the audience spoke about abortion, when his concentration was distracted by a low hanging boom mic which clocked him in the temple.
Thankfully it wasn't too serious, and Twitter had good fun with the incident afterwards.
Lucky that microphone didn't hit Leo a bit harder, if he'd ended up in A&E he'd be doing well to be out by polling day #RTE2ElectionSpecial— Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) February 21, 2016
The Minister for Health just got smashed by a microphone during a debate on national television. #RTE2ElectionSpecial— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) February 21, 2016
#RTE2ElectionSpecial boom mic operator trying to get leo into the hospital to see how many patients are on trolleys— denis harding (@dee112) February 21, 2016
Big shout out to the transition year students running the camera and sound for the night. Poor Leo got assaulted! #RTE2ElectionSpecial— John Pidgeon (@jonnypmayo) February 21, 2016