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Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden
An independent commission said both candidates had agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.
Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate
The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.
'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates
Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.
The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one
It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.
Donald Trump carries a gun sometimes, but "likes to be unpredictable"
Some of the GOP hopefuls didn’t know what a weakness was, though.
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.
Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates
The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.
We're out: Fine Gael confirms it won't take part in Vincent Browne debates
Representatives from the party met with TV3 producers at Leinster House this afternoon.
Secondary school students battle it out to deliver 'The Speech'
Three secondary school students hope their versions of famous speeches including Al Pacino’s in Any Given Sunday will land them the grand prize at the Matheson Junior Debating National Mace.
Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole
Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates. launches fundraising bid to build new site
The team behind the Oireachtas debate-tracking website need a new system compatible with the new Oireachtas website.
Oireachtas 'seeking resolution' to revive debate tracker
Leinster House authorities say changes to their Debates website, which have knocked out, are cost-cutting.
Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates
Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.
Debates, debates everywhere... your guide to the remaining Áras clashes
There are six debates – at least! – left in the next 17 days of campaigning. Here’s your at-a-glance guide to what’s going on.
Presidential debates: When and where they are happening
RTE and TV3 have bagged the presidential candidates for several face-offs so far. Here’s where you tune in.
Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy
A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.
Gormley offers to fill Kenny's shoes on TV3 leaders' debate
The Greens’ leader says he wants to be “helpful” – but he too thinks a five-way debate is the best option.
Kenny won’t attend TV3 debate
FG leader confirms he will not be participating in the first leaders’ debate this Tuesday evening, citing scheduling difficulties.
"Anyone, anywhere": Deputy leaders respond to Mary Hanafin's call for debate
Joan Burton says yes to request for deputy leaders’ debate but Mary White still wants it to be an all-women affair. (Sorry, James Reilly).
Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate
Four out of five deputy leaders are women so the Greens’ Mary White may well get her all-women (almost) debate after all.