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# debates - Yesterday’s News

Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden

An independent commission said both candidates had agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.

# debates - Monday 3 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.

# debates - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

# debates - Sunday 15 January, 2017

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The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one

It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.

# debates - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Donald Trump carries a gun sometimes, but "likes to be unpredictable"

Some of the GOP hopefuls didn’t know what a weakness was, though.

# debates - Monday 18 May, 2015

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

# debates - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates

The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.

# debates - Thursday 15 January, 2015

We're out: Fine Gael confirms it won't take part in Vincent Browne debates

Representatives from the party met with TV3 producers at Leinster House this afternoon.

# debates - Sunday 3 March, 2013

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Secondary school students battle it out to deliver 'The Speech'

Three secondary school students hope their versions of famous speeches including Al Pacino’s in Any Given Sunday will land them the grand prize at the Matheson Junior Debating National Mace.

# debates - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole

Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.

# debates - Tuesday 16 October, 2012 launches fundraising bid to build new site

The team behind the Oireachtas debate-tracking website need a new system compatible with the new Oireachtas website.

# debates - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Oireachtas 'seeking resolution' to revive debate tracker

Leinster House authorities say changes to their Debates website, which have knocked out, are cost-cutting.

# debates - Saturday 8 September, 2012

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Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates

Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.

# debates - Monday 10 October, 2011

Debates, debates everywhere... your guide to the remaining Áras clashes

There are six debates – at least! – left in the next 17 days of campaigning. Here’s your at-a-glance guide to what’s going on.

# debates - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Presidential debates: When and where they are happening

RTE and TV3 have bagged the presidential candidates for several face-offs so far. Here’s where you tune in.

# debates - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy

A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.

# debates - Monday 7 February, 2011

Gormley offers to fill Kenny's shoes on TV3 leaders' debate

The Greens’ leader says he wants to be “helpful” – but he too thinks a five-way debate is the best option.

Kenny won’t attend TV3 debate

FG leader confirms he will not be participating in the first leaders’ debate this Tuesday evening, citing scheduling difficulties.

# debates - Saturday 5 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Including: leadership debates to kick off this Tuesday; Sarkozy turns on Irish corporate tax rate; and the US supplied details of UK nuclear secrets to Russia.

# debates - Friday 4 February, 2011

"Anyone, anywhere": Deputy leaders respond to Mary Hanafin's call for debate

Joan Burton says yes to request for deputy leaders’ debate but Mary White still wants it to be an all-women affair. (Sorry, James Reilly).

Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate

Four out of five deputy leaders are women so the Greens’ Mary White may well get her all-women (almost) debate after all.