With less than a week before the voters go to the polls, RTÉ’s first Prime Time debate got off to a firey start.

The panel had nine candidates from the Ireland South constituency.

Billy Kelleher (FF), Andrew Doyle (FG), Liadh Ní Riada (SF), Sheila Nunan (Lab), Mick Wallace (Ind), Grace O’Sullivan (Green), Adrienne Wallace (Sol-PBP), Diarmuid O’Flynn (Ind) and Breda Patricia Gardner (Ind).

So what do the experts think of the candidates' performance?

The Your Politics podcast hosts a panel of analysts to see who were the winners and losers in the debate.

Presenter Aine Lawlor is joined by UCC political scientist Dr Theresa Reidy, public affairs consultant Gerard Howlin, RTÉ political correspondent Paul Cunningham, and news editor with the Munster Express Dermot Keyes.

The podcast is available for download here on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud.