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#The High Table Interview

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

Gerry Adams: I don't need to be good at maths Our Day Will Sum This post contains videos

Gerry Adams: I don't need to be good at maths

“I’m good at politics,” the Sinn Féin president tells TheJournal.ie

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break' Lighten Up This post contains videos

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'

*Although we think Finian McGrath was joking…

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 16 February, 2015

'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line' Jobstown This post contains videos

'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line'

Independent TD Finian McGrath explains why support for independent and smaller parties has fallen.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Watch these videos of Eamon Ryan talking about regrets... and being a sex symbol The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Watch these videos of Eamon Ryan talking about regrets... and being a sex symbol

The Green Party leader also talked climate change and why it’s important to stop shaming people.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Why cycling around Dublin is 'like a Ben-Hur racing track' I Want To Ride My Bicycle This post contains videos

Why cycling around Dublin is 'like a Ben-Hur racing track'

Eamon Ryan thinks we’ve work to do when it comes to accommodating cyclists in the capital.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Watch Eamon Ryan explain why the Greens would do a deal with anyone (including Sinn Féin) Dealmaker This post contains videos

Watch Eamon Ryan explain why the Greens would do a deal with anyone (including Sinn Féin)

Eamon Ryan spoke about his party’s ambitions ahead of the next general election.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 9 February, 2015

Watch this video of Eamon Ryan getting REALLY angry about Alan Kelly Mad As Hell This post contains videos

Watch this video of Eamon Ryan getting REALLY angry about Alan Kelly

The Green Party leader had few kinds words for the Environment Minister when he came into us this week…

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

'Insanity': That's what Michael Healy-Rae thinks of our approach to motorways Grinds My Gears This post contains videos

'Insanity': That's what Michael Healy-Rae thinks of our approach to motorways

The independent TD regularly drives from Kerry to Dublin.

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

Michael Healy-Rae on the 'personal vendetta' people had against his father

“He will be remembered for an awful long time.”

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes' Rural Crime This post contains videos

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'

The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP talked banking inquiry, beer and European politics with TheJournal.ie this week.

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now? Danger Here This post contains videos

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now?

Brian Hayes has been speaking to TheJournal.ie about his party’s election prospects.

'The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter'

Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 29 January, 2015

"The addiction of politics is in me... but there's always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’" Ready For It This post contains videos

"The addiction of politics is in me... but there's always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’"

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin Inner City This post contains videos

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin

The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 23 January, 2015

'It's unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem' Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

'It's unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem'

He wants to lead Fianna Fáil, but what does John McGuinness really think of the current incumbent?

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so... The Next Government This post contains videos

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so...

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with TheJournal.ie this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland Entrepreneurship This post contains videos

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland

Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?

Aine Collins spoke to TheJournal.ie about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 17 January, 2015

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras? Calm Down Calm Down This post contains a poll

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs Ah Ma... This post contains videos

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 16 January, 2015

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government? Talking Tax This post contains videos

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?

We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Will Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be part of the new Independent alliance?

The two men have been political allies for years — but is Ming on board with the Ross-Fitzmaurice plan?

Is Micheál Martin doing a good job? We asked a TD who could succeed him...

Mayo TD Dara Calleary spoke to TheJounal.ie yesterday.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 12 January, 2015

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom? P.I.M.P. This post contains videos

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom?

We spoke to the financial advisor involved in Lucinda Creighton’s new party about his advice to consumers during the boom.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion? Mellowed This post contains videos

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?

Eddie Hobbs, who’s involved in Creighton’s new party, told TheJournal.ie last week that her views had “mellowed” but now he says he has never spoken to her about the issue.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Watch Eddie Hobbs explain why he'd even work with Scientologists Alien Abduction This post contains videos

Watch Eddie Hobbs explain why he'd even work with Scientologists

The financial advisor is involved with Lucinda Creighton’s new political party.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Eddie Hobbs: Thousands of people are interested in our new party Reboot Ireland This post contains videos

Eddie Hobbs: Thousands of people are interested in our new party

The financial advisor speaks to TheJournal.ie about Lucinda Creighton’s new political party.

These 4 videos might explain what Lucinda and Eddie's new party is all about Reboot Ireland This post contains videos

These 4 videos might explain what Lucinda and Eddie's new party is all about

Financial advisor Eddie Hobbs explains some of what the ‘Reboot Ireland’ party is all about.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 29 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar is 'absolutely definitely not' thinking about Enda Kenny's job* The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar is 'absolutely definitely not' thinking about Enda Kenny's job*

*But ask him in four or five years…

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to? Backbench Mischief This post contains videos

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 28 December, 2014

This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay The High Table Interview This post contains videos

This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay

John Lyons speaks to TheJournal.ie about next year’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 26 December, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks about being Ireland's most kissable politician

We also asked the Health Minister about his secret Facebook account…

Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you... Independent Taoiseach This post contains videos

Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you...

The independent TD spoke to TheJournal.ie recently…

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way Publicity Seeker This post contains videos

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way

He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with TheJournal.ie