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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?

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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

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

It’s make or break time for the four main party leaders.

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

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

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

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

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

“Claire Byrne, you sassy queen!”

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

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

AS IT HAPPENED: the RTÉ general election leaders' debate

The seven leaders of Ireland’s largest political parties went toe-to-toe this evening – here’s how it all panned out.

# leaders-debate - Monday 15 February, 2016

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

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?

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

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 TV3

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

Not a bit of fiscal space to be found.

# leaders-debate - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

* 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

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

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

Join TheJournal.ie as we track the hits and misses of the first major televised debate between the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps in the Fiscal Compact referendum.

# leaders-debate - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Who won the battle of the hosts? Eimear Ní Chonaola This post contains a poll

Who won the battle of the hosts?

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 GE11 This post contains images

Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate

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? GE11 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you really should need know as you wrap up work this Tuesday evening…

Adams dismisses Micheál Martin's "smear campaign"

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

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The verdict on the leaders’ debate; Anglo accuses Drumm of deception and misconduct, and how a couple on a Valentine’s break narrowly escape being crushed by a train.

Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates Leaders' Debate This post contains images

Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates

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? GE11 This post contains a poll

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

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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