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Eamonn Coghlan impersonates a constituent and trends on Twitter - but not in a good way

This wasn’t the former World Champion runner’s finest performance…

Updated 11pm

Source: William Finnegan/YouTube

AN IMPERSONATION OF a constituent in Dublin West by the Fine Gael candidate Eamonn Coghlan saw his name trend in Ireland last night and left more than a few criticising the former Olympian.

TV3′s Vincent Browne programme hosted a debate for the Dublin West by-election featuring all of the candidates with things pretty heated throughout.

But there was a bizarre intervention from Coghlan, a sitting senator, where he began an animated impersonation of a man he met in the constituency this week.

After bizarrely imitating the man’s anger towards him, Coghlan went on to claim that he told the man he met that he did not come to see him looking for his vote but rather just to introduce himself.

The former World Champion runner’s name later began trending in Ireland:

And Coghlan was ridiculed by more than a few people on Twitter from opposition politicians to the ordinary punters and critical viewers:

Note: The above video is an externally uploaded clip. Find TheJournal.ie’s Politics coverage on our own YouTube channel.  

First published 9.48am

Read: There’s a seat in the wild, wild (Dublin) west, but who can take it?

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