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#Leaders' Questions

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'It's a matter of life or death': Taoiseach asked about expensive cystic fibrosis drug

The Taoiseach is facing questions from his fellow party leaders.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

Have a look to see if politicians are covering the issues that matter most to you.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Leaders' Questions As It Happened: The morning after the day before

Follow the arguments blow-by-blow.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Angry exchanges: Justice Minister faces questions as gardaí controversies mount up

Angry exchanges: Justice Minister faces questions as gardaí controversies mount up

It’s Frances Fitzgerald’s turn to be grilled today.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Enda Kenny grilled on garda whistleblowers, Brexit and the future of rural post offices

It’s just under one week until Finance Minister Michael Noonan will be talking tax and expenditure.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Russian ambassador was left in "no uncertain terms" of Ireland's "disgust" over Syria bombings

It’s the second week of the Dáil term. Today it discussed Syria, Brexit and industrial action.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Enda Kenny grilled about what's going to be in this year's Budget

The Taoiseach faced questions on the proposed emigrant tax, the Christmas bonus and disability supports.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 7 July, 2016

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Enda Kenny says there's no reason why anyone should be sleeping rough this Christmas

Today is one year Jonathan Corrie died near Leinster House.

# leaders-questions - Friday 27 November, 2015

Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...

The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'

The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 19 November, 2015

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter' UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won't collapse

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won't collapse

The Taoiseach said he received a letter from Judge Brian Cregan last Friday about the difficulties the inquiry had encountered.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Longboat Quay owners have threatened to take legal action

Residents and owners feel that the DDDA should cover the cost of works required at the building.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Enda Kenny is dead serious about high-speed burglars wearing night-vision goggles

The Taoiseach says they’re involved in high-speed chases at night time.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Remember this famous Fine Gael ad from 2007?

Micheál Martin raised this eight-year-old campaign ad in the Dáil today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Gerry Adams asked Joan Burton lots of questions - but she just wanted to throw shade

The Tánaiste was out to score political points as Adams sought answers on NAMA.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 16 July, 2015

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Mick Wallace claims ‘€15,000 in a bag’ was paid to Nama official

Nama has said the claims will be investigated.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier Dáil Scenes This post contains videos

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier

“I wish you wouldn’t interrupt my flow.”

# leaders-questions - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman's shopping list

Low and sneaky, ‘Thatcherite’ … Take it from us, Mary Lou McDonald’s not happy with the coalition’s new Irish Water measures.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

WATCH: Enda launches into Gerry Adams and calls him the ultimate hypocrite Your Bleeding Heart This post contains videos

WATCH: Enda launches into Gerry Adams and calls him the ultimate hypocrite

It got a bit feisty at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Gardaí covered up murder of a civilian by member of the force - Daly

Daly said the garda was told to say he wasn’t present when a shooting happened.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 2 April, 2015

The curious case of Enda Kenny and the man with two pints in his hand

The Taoiseach meets a lot of people.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 26 March, 2015

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today Paulie Walnuts This post contains videos

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

They were talking about Nelson from The Simpsons in the Dáil today This post contains videos

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace

The Deputy struggled to understand the Taoiseach’s Irish, who refused to speak in English.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'You'll all be needing healthcare': Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams got excited in the Dáil

They were all told to calm down by the Ceann Comhairle.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

The opposition think Varadkar speaks like a health commentator, while Shatter is “confused” by his former cabinet colleague.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Clare Daly: Fine Gael and Labour will vote down abortion bill like 'nodding donkeys'

The independent TD called the Taoiseach “a hypocrite” during a heated exchange.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Micheál Martin tells Enda: 'You've put a price on people's lives'

Soliris, which costs €400,000 per patient per year, is not available in Ireland.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: I'll ask Mario Draghi to attend the banking inquiry

The Taoiseach was described as “a crawler” by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald in the Dáil today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry

Several former TDs and ministers have strenuously denied any wrongdoing, after Mary Lou McDonald read out their names in the Dáil today.

Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton

The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult

The Taoiseach said he hoped the numbers could be dramatically reduced, following a forum on homelessness to take place in Dublin on Thursday.