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treading the boards

The real star of tonight's debate was #TheCreak in RTÉ's floor


FOR THE FIRST half of tonight’s debate it sounded as if the RTÉ’s floorboards were about to buckle under the pressure.

Sounding a little like that telltale creak that you might hear coming from your housemate’s bedroom, it was pretty much the star of tonight’s election face-off.

Predictably enough, it wasn’t long before it was trending and it even had its own Twitter account.

Here’s why.

A throwback creak

An old creak

An emblematic creak


A quite scary creak

An even scarier creak

A devastating creak

A winning creak

The whinging creak

After the break, someone in RTÉ had ruined the fun by fixing the problem. But it wasn’t forgotten.

A memory of the creak

Read: As it happened: The final Leaders’ Debate of the 2016 general election >

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