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# Leaders' Debate

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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”.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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'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.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow?
RTÉ are broadcasting live from NUI Galway on Monday night.
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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.
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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.
# FactcheckUK
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.
# GE16 Fact Check
FactCheck: The truth and the lies from the final Leaders' Debate’s GE16 FactCheck has pulled out all the stops for the last-chance, high-stakes battle at RTE last night.
# backbreaking campaign
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.
Last night's leader's debate in 24 hilarious tweets
Twitter was the real winner of last night’s debate.
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9 things you need to know about the final Leaders' Debate of the election
We’re almost there folks.
# treading the boards
The real star of tonight's debate was #TheCreak in RTÉ's floor
The final Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election
It’s make or break time for the four main party leaders.
# all eyes and ears
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…
# claire for taoiseach
The whole country wants Claire Byrne to be Taoiseach after last night's debate
“Claire Byrne, you sassy queen!”
# GE16 Fact Check
FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's RTÉ Leaders' Debate’s GE16 FactCheck had another big night, sifting through seven politicians’ statements.
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.
# What We Learned
9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate
An eventful night at the University of Limerick.
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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.
# GE16 Fact Check
FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's Leaders' Debate’s GE16 FactCheck went into overdrive last night, testing the level of truth and lies in last night’s battle.
The first Leaders' Debate of the 2016 general election
Not a bit of fiscal space to be found.
# Starter's Orders
Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *
* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.
# he went there
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’.
# Seanad referendum
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?
The Europe Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3
Join as we track the hits and misses of the first major televised debate between the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps in the Fiscal Compact referendum.
# Eimear Ní Chonaola
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?
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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.
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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?
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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
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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.
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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.
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Twitter debate reaction negative to all five parties’s Twitter Tracker now tracks sentiment – and shows that all five parties were bemoaned during RTÉ’s debate.
# Adams
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?