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#Leaders' Debate

# leaders-debate - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
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# Ge2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

Feb 6th 2020, 12:58 PM 24,898 Views 38 Comments

The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.

# leaders-debate - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'
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# Ge2020

Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'

Feb 5th 2020, 11:10 AM 55,124 Views 111 Comments

A behind-the-scenes look at last night’s RTÉ Leaders’ Debate.

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos
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# Ge2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Feb 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 19,090 Views 92 Comments

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

# leaders-debate - Friday 31 January, 2020

'You'll get into bed with anyone': Key moments from last night's seven-way leaders' debate
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# Ge2020

'You'll get into bed with anyone': Key moments from last night's seven-way leaders' debate

Jan 31st 2020, 1:00 AM 51,081 Views 101 Comments

The debate took place at Virgin Media’s Ballymount studio.

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'There's a fair few nutters in every party': The key moments from the RTÉ leaders' TV debate
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'There's a fair few nutters in every party': The key moments from the RTÉ leaders' TV debate

Jan 28th 2020, 12:55 AM 55,926 Views 115 Comments

The seven-way debate took place in NUIG tonight.

# leaders-debate - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow?

Jan 26th 2020, 10:11 AM 42,876 Views 211 Comments

RTÉ are broadcasting live from NUI Galway on Monday night.

# leaders-debate - Monday 20 January, 2020

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate
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# Ge2020

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

Jan 20th 2020, 3:26 PM 25,700 Views 96 Comments

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

Leo and Micheál to go head-to-head in Pat Kenny TV debate this Wednesday
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# Ge2020

Leo and Micheál to go head-to-head in Pat Kenny TV debate this Wednesday

Jan 20th 2020, 12:03 PM 22,778 Views 125 Comments

It comes after a Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll put Fianna Fáil on 32% of the vote.

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page
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# FactcheckUK

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

Nov 19th 2019, 9:45 PM 10,066 Views 8 Comments

The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.

# leaders-debate - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from the final Leaders' Debate
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from the final Leaders' Debate

Feb 24th 2016, 3:38 PM 49,940 Views 97 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has pulled out all the stops for the last-chance, high-stakes battle at RTE last night.

The creak during the Leaders' Debate was Gerry's sore back
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# Backbreaking Campaign

The creak during the Leaders' Debate was Gerry's sore back

Feb 24th 2016, 11:59 AM 20,726 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader found it hard to stand still because of the pain in his back.

Last night's leader's debate in 24 hilarious tweets From The Daily Edge

Last night's leader's debate in 24 hilarious tweets

Feb 24th 2016, 9:48 AM 6,363 Views 0 Comments

Twitter was the real winner of last night’s debate.

9 things you need to know about the final Leaders' Debate of the election
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# GE16

9 things you need to know about the final Leaders' Debate of the election

Feb 24th 2016, 12:38 AM 68,295 Views 176 Comments

We’re almost there folks.

The real star of tonight's debate was #TheCreak in RTÉ's floor
# Treading The Boards
# Treading The Boards

The real star of tonight's debate was #TheCreak in RTÉ's floor

Feb 24th 2016, 12:28 AM 21,364 Views 23 Comments

*squuueeeek*

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

As it happened: The final Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election
Live Feb 23rd 2016, 9:10 PM

As it happened: The final Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Nearly half of everyone watching TV last night tuned into RTÉ Leaders' Debate
# All Eyes And Ears
# All Eyes And Ears

Nearly half of everyone watching TV last night tuned into RTÉ Leaders' Debate

Feb 16th 2016, 11:06 PM 16,598 Views 75 Comments

And here’s what you were searching on Google while watching the debate…

The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night's debate
# Claire For Taoiseach
From The Daily Edge
# Claire For Taoiseach

The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night's debate

Feb 16th 2016, 8:26 AM 11,441 Views 1 Comment

“Claire Byrne, you sassy queen!”

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's RTÉ Leaders' Debate
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's RTÉ Leaders' Debate

Feb 16th 2016, 6:59 AM 59,629 Views 123 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck had another big night, sifting through seven politicians’ statements.

AS IT HAPPENED: the RTÉ general election leaders' debate
Live Feb 16th 2016, 12:06 AM

AS IT HAPPENED: the RTÉ general election leaders' debate

# leaders-debate - Monday 15 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate
# What We Learned
# What We Learned

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate

Feb 15th 2016, 11:49 PM 38,703 Views 117 Comments

An eventful night at the University of Limerick.

# leaders-debate - Friday 12 February, 2016

What does Peter McVerry make of last night's Joan Burton dig?
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# Leaders' Debate

What does Peter McVerry make of last night's Joan Burton dig?

Feb 12th 2016, 3:07 PM 34,638 Views 73 Comments

The Labour leader suggested during the TV3 leaders’ debate that McVerry does not understand the workings of her department.

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's Leaders' Debate
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's Leaders' Debate

Feb 12th 2016, 6:50 AM 44,642 Views 144 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck went into overdrive last night, testing the level of truth and lies in last night’s battle.

# leaders-debate - Thursday 11 February, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: The first Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election
Live Feb 11th 2016, 10:00 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: The first Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

Feb 9th 2016, 4:54 PM 30,880 Views 111 Comments

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

# leaders-debate - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Nigel Farage singled out foreign-born HIV sufferers in a TV debate and Twitter lost it
# He Went There
# He Went There

Nigel Farage singled out foreign-born HIV sufferers in a TV debate and Twitter lost it

Apr 2nd 2015, 10:10 PM 29,925 Views 210 Comments

The UKIP leader was giving out about ”heath tourism’.

# leaders-debate - Friday 20 September, 2013

Martin accepts RTÉ invite to debate on Seanad abolition but Taoiseach not keen
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Martin accepts RTÉ invite to debate on Seanad abolition but Taoiseach not keen

Sep 20th 2013, 4:40 PM 9,805 Views 138 Comments

Micheál Martin has accepted an invitation to a head-to-head debate between the party leaders on 1 October but will the Taoiseach?

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

AS IT HAPPENED: The Europe Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3
Live May 1st 2012, 8:43 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: The Europe Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3

# leaders-debate - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Who won the battle of the hosts?
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# Eimear Ní Chonaola

Who won the battle of the hosts?

Feb 23rd 2011, 9:44 AM 4,328 Views 0 Comments

Who was the best host of the four televised leaders’ debates – TV3′s Vincent Browne, TG4′s Eimear Ní Chonaola, RTE’s Pat Kenny or the host of the final debate, Miriam O’Callaghan?

Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate
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Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate

Feb 23rd 2011, 6:40 AM 3,823 Views 0 Comments

While the final leaders’ debate raged on, we kept an eye on what the Twitter folk were saying. Here are some of yesterday evening’s better tweets.

Poll: Who won last night’s final leaders’ debate?
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# GE11

Poll: Who won last night’s final leaders’ debate?

Feb 23rd 2011, 6:11 AM 12,552 Views 21 Comments

A simple question, perhaps not a simple answer: who came out best from last night’s RTÉ leaders’ debate?

# leaders-debate - Friday 18 February, 2011

The unasked question in the leaders' debate
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The unasked question in the leaders' debate

Feb 18th 2011, 12:52 PM 876 Views 0 Comments

We had the chance to assess the five heads of the main political parties at the start of the week – but how did the audience

# leaders-debate - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Leaders debate Irish, jobs and agriculture in TG4 debate
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Leaders debate Irish, jobs and agriculture in TG4 debate

Feb 16th 2011, 8:42 PM 1,896 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Gilmore, Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin take part in the first of their two three-way leaders’ debates on TG4.

Third leaders' debate to be aired tonight
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Third leaders' debate to be aired tonight

Feb 16th 2011, 8:03 AM 867 Views 0 Comments

Irish language debate will be broadcast on TG4 twice tonight, as campaigns focus today on energy, political reform, and jobs.

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Twitter debate reaction negative to all five parties
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Twitter debate reaction negative to all five parties

Feb 15th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,219 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s Twitter Tracker now tracks sentiment – and shows that all five parties were bemoaned during RTÉ’s debate.

Adams dismisses Micheál Martin's "smear campaign"
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Adams dismisses Micheál Martin's "smear campaign"

Feb 15th 2011, 2:57 PM 1,391 Views 4 Comments

Gerry Adams says Martin’s comments about the Sinn Féin leader are a distraction from Fianna Fáil’s lack of real solutions and proposals for the economy.

Odds on FG triumph shorten after RTÉ debate
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Odds on FG triumph shorten after RTÉ debate

Feb 15th 2011, 2:05 PM 1,414 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny’s solid performance sees the odds of a resounding Fine Gael victory shorten with the major bookmakers.

Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates
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# Leaders' Debate

Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates

Feb 15th 2011, 8:33 AM 1,207 Views 0 Comments

A round-up of today’s news and front page coverage of last nights five-way leaders’ debate.

Poll: Who won the five-way RTÉ leaders’ debate?
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Poll: Who won the five-way RTÉ leaders’ debate?

Feb 15th 2011, 6:43 AM 11,789 Views 0 Comments

A simple question, but probably no simple answer: who came out on top on The Frontline’s Valentine’s Day Debate?

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