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# cork-south-central - Monday 14 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Monday

The latest highlights from the campaign trail – including: who’s the fairest of them all?

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Should Micheál Martin get a slot on Gift Grub?

Fianna Fáil party leader attempts a Chinese accent.

The 9 at 9: Valentine's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Survivors may sue Manx2 over crash; 5-year-olds suffer from eating disorders; and your chance to say ‘I love you’, the Enda way.

# cork-south-central - Sunday 13 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Sunday

The latest highlights from the campaign trail.

# cork-south-central - Saturday 12 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Saturday

Today we’ve heard promises on crime fighting, cutting 145 state bodies and companies, and further arguments between Fine Gael and Labour over their economic policies.

Canvassing continues as Sinn Féin launches jobs strategy

Education spokespersons from Labour, the Green Party and Fine Gael are holding a debate on education this afternoon.

# cork-south-central - Friday 11 February, 2011

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On the hustings: A week in pictures on the Election 2011 campaign trail

They came, they put on boxing gloves, they aim to conquer – brings you some of the offguard, and possibly posed, moments of GE11.

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Poll: Do you welcome Michéal Martin's decision to force ministers to give up severance payments?

Or do you regard it as cynical electioneering? Have your say.

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

The new party leader tells his former cabinet colleagues that if they stay on as TDs, they’ll forego their €88k payout.

Election campaigns resume after pausing for tragedy

Labour and the Greens launch their full manifestoes as Fianna Fáil talks health policy and Fine Gael small business.

# cork-south-central - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Thursday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail…

FF and FG to launch duelling fiscal policies

The Dáil’s two largest parties will both launch their fiscal plans at 11am, with 15 days to go until voting day.

# cork-south-central - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

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Daily Fix: Wednesday

Today, there’s been some heated bickering between all parties; independents have formed a new group; and some candidates faced (being the operative word) unexpected dangers..

Tourism, literacy, crime, emigration, social welfare: A day of party policies

The five main political parties started to find the devil was in the detail today as they began to set out their stalls on a variety of policies. And they didn’t mention the banks… much.

Parties continue debate over backing of bank guarantee

Fianna Fáil, Labour and Fine Gael have all continued their discussion on whether the bank guarantee was a mistake.

Newstalk and YouTube unveil Ireland's first 'Digital Debate'

The broadcaster and video streaming site will take questions from visitors, then record clips of the politicians answering them.

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Who came out on top of last night's debate?

We want your verdict on last night’s leaders’ debate on TV3

And they’re off… The issues and the points-scoring of the first leaders’ debate

Last night’s TV3 debate between Eamon Gilmore and Micheal Martin was relatively restrained… and so was Vincent Browne.

# cork-south-central - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

LOOKING for a minute-by-minute, blow-by-blow account of the leaders’ debate between Eamon Gilmore and Micheal Martin? is live tweeting the debate between the Labour and Fianna Fail leaders at the TV3 studio right now: Visit our election live blog or see our live tweet stream @thejournal_live

Kenny: FG would borrow €1bn to lay off 30,000 public servants

The Fine Gael leader says the party’s plan to shed 30,000 state workers would cost €1bn, but save €10bn in five years.

Parties to discuss public services ahead of TV3 debate

The day’s main events focus on the health sector, the economy and public services, before tonight’s TV3 showpiece.

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The first leaders' debate: reactions to Enda Kenny's absence

Round-up of Twitter and tabloid reactions to the Fine Gael leader’s refusal to take part in the first leaders’ debate tonight on TV3.

# cork-south-central - Monday 7 February, 2011

Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns

This morning, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour dusted down the soapboxes as they give green light to first day of electioneering.

# cork-south-central - Friday 4 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

Politicians blow hot and cold with Vincent Browne; James Reilly is on his tod with the girls; and the sun shines on a Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

Kenny 'won't do any programme' involving Vincent Browne

The Fine Gael leader puts the skids on TV3′s plan for Tuesday’s debate by saying he wants nothing to do with Browne.

“I love Vincent Browne”, admits bashful Micheál Martin TV3

“I love Vincent Browne”, admits bashful Micheál Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader says he’s looking forward to the TV3 debate, and denies impropriety over Owen O’Callaghan’s donations.

# cork-south-central - Thursday 3 February, 2011

THE FIRST of what is likely to be several debates between the leaders of Ireland’s three main political parties is to take place next Tuesday, after Fianna Fáil said it was preparing to send leader Micheál Martin into TV3′s debate – regardless of whether Enda Kenny chose to attend or not. FF said discussions on the debate were in their “final stages” and that they expected other debates to be arranged in the coming days.

# cork-south-central - Thursday 27 January, 2011

Martin challenges Opposition to televised debates

New leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin says the focus of the upcoming election campaign must be on “substantial debate”

# cork-south-central - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

New FF leader Micheál Martin calls for "in-depth" election debates

Martin wants to debate Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore at the start and end of the election campaign, and says it will be the toughest campaign his party ever faced.

Extra TD to vote in FF leadership ballot after Jimmy Devins rejoins party

With Devins being re-admitted to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, the total number of TDs eligible to vote now stands at 72.