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#The High Table Interview

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate. Tormey Vs. Tormey This post contains videos

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online

The minister also tells us how he feels about being compared to one half of Morecambe and Wise.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"

…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together? Uniting The Left This post contains videos

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?

There are FIVE left-wing parties in the Dáil right now. Can’t they all just get along?

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 23 April, 2015

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information Following The Money This post contains videos

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil? Loud Noises This post contains videos

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?

Richard Boyd Barrett turns up the volume whenever he takes to his feet in the chamber.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised War On Drugs This post contains videos

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest

The United Left TD was arrested along with Cllr Pat Dunne.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 16 April, 2015

'Enda uses Sinn Féin's ideas as something to beat us with' Not Bothered This post contains videos

'Enda uses Sinn Féin's ideas as something to beat us with'

Jonathan O’Brien doesn’t care though.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up' Heroin This post contains videos

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'

Jonathan O’Brien’s brother is battling drug addiction.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes The Revolution Will Be Televised This post contains videos

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 11 April, 2015

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges? The Left Way This post contains videos

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges?

We asked Ruth Coppinger to outline what the Socialists would do if they abolished Irish Water and water charges.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word Jobstown This post contains videos

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 5 April, 2015

'It was absolutely ludicrous that the Garth Brooks fiasco was allowed to happen' Garthgate This post contains videos

'It was absolutely ludicrous that the Garth Brooks fiasco was allowed to happen'

Fianna Fáil’s biggest Garth Brooks fan* reflects on the saga that convulsed a nation.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?' Sell Sell Sell This post contains videos

'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'

Timmy Dooley says “slick PR” has created an inevitability about the Aer Lingus sale.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil? Talk To Timmy This post contains videos

Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil?

Timmy Dooley spoke to TheJournal.ie about sexy heaves, grand ideas and stagnant poll numbers today.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 26 March, 2015

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen The High Table Interview This post contains videos

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen

The independent senator talked same-sex marriage, adoption and being approached by Fine Gael in an interview with TheJournal.ie.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum Big Call This post contains videos

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum

The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 20 March, 2015

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland... Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland...

Jerry Buttimer has given the first Fine Gael reaction to Lucinda Creighton’s new party.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 19 March, 2015

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member... Keeping It In The Family This post contains videos

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member...

The former junior minister is back in the news today.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 8 March, 2015

We asked Enda some of life's burning questions*

The Taoiseach has had his say on life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Here's what we learned from Enda Kenny's one-on-one with TheJournal.ie...

The Taoiseach paid a visit to our HQ this week and he had plenty to say…

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 6 March, 2015

WATCH: Enda on changing his mind, not taking himself seriously and running for president... The Full Interview This post contains videos

WATCH: Enda on changing his mind, not taking himself seriously and running for president...

The Taoiseach was in with TheJournal.ie to talk the economy, the referendum, his salary and his future.

We asked Enda Kenny to tell us why he's worth €3,500-a-week That L'Oreal Moment This post contains videos

We asked Enda Kenny to tell us why he's worth €3,500-a-week

The Taoiseach’s salary has been back in the news lately. So we asked him about it…

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 5 March, 2015

So we asked Enda Kenny if he'll do a TV debate with Micheál Martin (or Gerry Adams) One-on-one This post contains videos

So we asked Enda Kenny if he'll do a TV debate with Micheál Martin (or Gerry Adams)

The Taoiseach paid us a visit today and we had lots of questions.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine Abuse This post contains videos

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

Watch this Sinn Féin MEP's somewhat surprising answer to the Gerry Adams/IRA question Off Script This post contains videos

Watch this Sinn Féin MEP's somewhat surprising answer to the Gerry Adams/IRA question

Does Matt Carthy believe Adams when he says he was never a member of the IRA?

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child' Abortion This post contains videos

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland" Direct Provision This post contains videos

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 2 March, 2015

'A kick in the backside': Sinn Féin MEP on THAT smackdown from Phil Hogan Big Philly Style This post contains videos

'A kick in the backside': Sinn Féin MEP on THAT smackdown from Phil Hogan

Matt Carthy was on the receiving end of a political smackdown from Ireland’s European Commissioner last year.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone* NO NO NO This post contains videos
'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it' Danger Here This post contains videos

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 27 February, 2015

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress... The Dress This post contains videos

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Watch Gerry Adams read his tweets - and yes, he writes them himself

“They are what people have described as a grand Sinn Féin strategy and others have described as weird and peculiar.”

'Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died' The High Table Interview This post contains videos

'Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died'

Finian McGrath spoke to TheJournal.ie about the challenges he faced after his wife died in 2009.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 21 February, 2015

The extended interview: Gerry Adams on hugs, confession and telling the Troika to bugger off Putting It All Out There This post contains videos

The extended interview: Gerry Adams on hugs, confession and telling the Troika to bugger off

The Sinn Féin president spent some time answering our questions this week. Here’s everything he said…

Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders

Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 20 February, 2015

Watch Gerry Adams explain how Sinn Féin could afford to scrap water charges

TheJournal.ie asked the Sinn Féin president to explain his party’s much-debated policy.