People were furious after the referendum debate on Claire Byrne Live last night 5 months ago

People were furious after the referendum debate on Claire Byrne Live last night

Many viewers were left angry after the RTÉ debate.

The Referendum Special on Claire Byrne Live aired last night with just over a week before the referendum is to take place on Friday, May 25.

Campaigners from both the Yes campaign and No campaign appeared on the show to discuss the issue, with representatives from Together For Yes, Holles Street hospital, and the Iona Institute all taking part.

However, the debate left many viewers at home furious due to disruption from the audience for the continued clapping and cheering throughout the discussion.

The show was trending number one on Twitter in Ireland for the night and continues to be a huge discussion on social media this morning.

The majority of viewers felt that producers should have taken control of the audience after many said they “cut across” the debate.

Viewers were left angry after audience members in support of a 'No' vote cheered and clapped for the No campaigners on the stage as they spoke throughout the show, with many choosing to eventually turn it off as a result, calling it "disrespectful" and "hurtful".

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If you want to catch up on the special episode of the show, you can catch it on the RTÉ Player now.