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Enda Kenny speaking to the media yesterday Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

Leaders campaigning in Dublin ahead of final television debate

Youth unemployment and children will feature as the parties continue campaigning today in advance of the final debate.

THE LEADERS OF the three main parties will face each other in the final leaders’ debate of the general election tonight as the campaign enters its final stretch.

Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny, Labour leader Eamon Gilmore and Fianna Fail’s Micheál Martin will face each other on RTE television’s Prime Time programme tonight at 9.40pm.

It will be the second three way leaders’ debate of the campaign but the first in English following last week’s TG4 debate in Irish.

Before that Eamon Gilmore will launch Labour’s manifesto for children this morning at the party’s headquarters. After that he will be canvassing in Dublin city centre.

Enda Kenny will also canvass in Dublin after Fine Gael outlines the measures it would would take in its first 100 days of government to create jobs for young people as well launching the Young Fine Gael youth manifesto in the city’s docklands area.

Micheál Martin will appear on RTE Radio’s ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ where he will take callers’ questions.

The Green Party is hosting an online question and answer session where leader John Gormley and Eamon Ryan will be among those taking questions from 11am to 8pm today.

Meanwhile, Sinn Fein will launch a billboard campaign that will attack what they see as a consensus for cuts among the three main parties.

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