The minor match is getting all the attention at IFA hustings so far, with deputy candidates Brian Rushe and Thomas Cooney fielding the tougher questions and performing well.

Dairy bull calves, suckler reduction schemes and the environment were all thrown at the two at hustings this week. The senior teams of Tim Cullinan, John Coughlan and Angus Woods were tackled on BEAM, Brexit, dairy expansion and recent protests. By no means easier questions, but not as controversial.