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Julien Behal/PA Wire Seán O'Rourke kicked off the first of nine broadcasted debates - but which of the hosts do you think performed best?
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Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?
Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.

THE MORATORIUM is here and the presidential candidates are doing their last meet-and-greet events before polling in the 2011 Presidential election begins tomorrow.

Now that it’s passed 2pm, and there’s no more chances for the candidates to have any head-to-head debates on TV or radio, the campaign is effectively concluded.

So – with that in mind, rather than asking you who you think you’ll vote for (you can still do that here, if you prefer), we wanted to ask you who you think was the best host/moderator of any of the broadcast debates.

There were nine main fora that we can think of – with five televised clashes and four on radio – and here we’ve listed the hosts at the centre of each, so you can pick your favourite.

So – without further ado: who was the best host of any of this year’s Presidential debates?

Poll Results:

Pat Kenny (The Frontline, RTÉ One) (1171)
Vincent Browne (TV3) (624)
Páidí Ó Lionáird (TG4) (379)
Matt Cooper (The Last Word, Today FM) (266)
Ivan Yates (Lunchtime, Newstalk/Google) (253)
Miriam O'Callaghan (Prime Time, RTÉ One) (223)
Seán O'Rourke (News at One, RTÉ Radio 1) (80)
Charlie Bird (Saturday with Charlie Bird, RTÉ Radio 1) (46)
Ryan Tubridy (The Late Late Show, RTÉ One) (41)

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