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# leaders-debates - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Party leaders spar off in final election debate GE11

Party leaders spar off in final election debate

Micheál Martin, Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore trade blows on job creation, health reform and their goals for leadership.

# leaders-debates - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Gallery: backstage at RTÉ’s five-way election debate GE11 This post contains images

Gallery: backstage at RTÉ’s five-way election debate

Julien Behal’s PA gallery of life behind the scenes at Montrose last night – and some unexpected shows of affection…

Punch and Judy, red cents and Rip van Winkle: How the second leaders' debate panned out.

The missed blows, the landed punches and – maybe – the policies that emerged in last night’s five-way leaders’ debate at RTE.

# leaders-debates - Monday 14 February, 2011

Valentine's Day Massacre and other assorted debate clichés...

The outcome of tonight’s leaders’ debate isn’t certain – but the likelihood of commentators employing a few lovelorn idioms in the aftermath is odds-on…

# leaders-debates - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

And they’re off… The issues and the points-scoring of the first leaders’ debate

Last night’s TV3 debate between Eamon Gilmore and Micheal Martin was relatively restrained… and so was Vincent Browne.

# leaders-debates - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

LOOKING for a minute-by-minute, blow-by-blow account of the leaders’ debate between Eamon Gilmore and Micheal Martin? is live tweeting the debate between the Labour and Fianna Fail leaders at the TV3 studio right now: Visit our election live blog or see our live tweet stream @thejournal_live

# leaders-debates - Monday 7 February, 2011

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.

Browne: Enda has used me "as a ploy" to dodge debates

TV3′s broadcaster says Enda Kenny has used Vincent Browne’s presence as an excuse not to take part in the channel’s debate.

# leaders-debates - Friday 4 February, 2011

Kenny 'won't do any programme' involving Vincent Browne

The Fine Gael leader puts the skids on TV3′s plan for Tuesday’s debate by saying he wants nothing to do with Browne.

“I love Vincent Browne”, admits bashful Micheál Martin TV3

“I love Vincent Browne”, admits bashful Micheál Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader says he’s looking forward to the TV3 debate, and denies impropriety over Owen O’Callaghan’s donations.

# leaders-debates - Thursday 3 February, 2011

THE FIRST of what is likely to be several debates between the leaders of Ireland’s three main political parties is to take place next Tuesday, after Fianna Fáil said it was preparing to send leader Micheál Martin into TV3′s debate – regardless of whether Enda Kenny chose to attend or not. FF said discussions on the debate were in their “final stages” and that they expected other debates to be arranged in the coming days.

# leaders-debates - Friday 28 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

The week that was, in pictures.

Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...

…But he agrees to participate in five-leader debate on Sky news.