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#The High Table Interview

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.
# Tormey Vs. Tormey
# Tormey Vs. Tormey

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

May 20th 2015, 10:02 AM 46,386 Views 183 Comments

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online
# Comedy Duo
# Comedy Duo

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online

May 9th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,839 Views 88 Comments

The minister also tells us how he feels about being compared to one half of Morecambe and Wise.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"
# Professional Agitators
# Professional Agitators

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"

May 7th 2015, 11:59 PM 14,065 Views 153 Comments

…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?
# Uniting The Left
# Uniting The Left

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?

Apr 26th 2015, 9:15 AM 10,733 Views 112 Comments

There are FIVE left-wing parties in the Dáil right now. Can’t they all just get along?

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 23 April, 2015

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?

Apr 23rd 2015, 7:50 AM 70,022 Views 107 Comments

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information
# Following The Money
# Following The Money

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information

Apr 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 18,452 Views 87 Comments

The plot thickens…

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?

Apr 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 17,632 Views 76 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett turns up the volume whenever he takes to his feet in the chamber.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

Apr 20th 2015, 10:00 PM 14,789 Views 72 Comments

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

"I was simply standing on a public footpath" - Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest

Apr 20th 2015, 9:15 PM 41,092 Views 265 Comments

The United Left TD was arrested along with Cllr Pat Dunne.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 16 April, 2015

'Enda uses Sinn Féin's ideas as something to beat us with'
# Not Bothered
# Not Bothered

'Enda uses Sinn Féin's ideas as something to beat us with'

Apr 16th 2015, 10:10 AM 14,249 Views 113 Comments

Jonathan O’Brien doesn’t care though.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'
# Heroin
# Heroin

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'

Apr 15th 2015, 10:03 PM 24,841 Views 41 Comments

Jonathan O’Brien’s brother is battling drug addiction.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes
# The Revolution Will Be Televised
# The Revolution Will Be Televised

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Apr 12th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,647 Views 173 Comments

Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 11 April, 2015

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges?
# The Left Way
# The Left Way

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges?

Apr 11th 2015, 6:30 PM 20,196 Views 132 Comments

We asked Ruth Coppinger to outline what the Socialists would do if they abolished Irish Water and water charges.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word

Apr 10th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,601 Views 71 Comments

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 5 April, 2015

'It was absolutely ludicrous that the Garth Brooks fiasco was allowed to happen'
# Garthgate
# Garthgate

'It was absolutely ludicrous that the Garth Brooks fiasco was allowed to happen'

Apr 5th 2015, 8:15 AM 18,838 Views 50 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s biggest Garth Brooks fan* reflects on the saga that convulsed a nation.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'
# Sell Sell Sell
# Sell Sell Sell

'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'

Apr 2nd 2015, 1:55 PM 21,107 Views 58 Comments

Timmy Dooley says “slick PR” has created an inevitability about the Aer Lingus sale.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil?
# Talk To Timmy
# Talk To Timmy

Why is this TD so incredibly upbeat about Fianna Fáil?

Mar 31st 2015, 10:00 PM 12,622 Views 46 Comments

Timmy Dooley spoke to TheJournal.ie about sexy heaves, grand ideas and stagnant poll numbers today.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 26 March, 2015

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen

Mar 26th 2015, 3:30 PM 33,422 Views 233 Comments

The independent senator talked same-sex marriage, adoption and being approached by Fine Gael in an interview with TheJournal.ie.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum
# Big Call
# Big Call

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum

Mar 25th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,635 Views 217 Comments

The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:30 AM 24,243 Views 157 Comments

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 20 March, 2015

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland...
# Re-Who-a?
# Re-Who-a?

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland...

Mar 20th 2015, 6:03 AM 13,323 Views 34 Comments

Jerry Buttimer has given the first Fine Gael reaction to Lucinda Creighton’s new party.

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

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member...
# Keeping It In The Family
# Keeping It In The Family

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member...

Mar 19th 2015, 4:30 PM 21,125 Views 84 Comments

The former junior minister is back in the news today.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 8 March, 2015

We asked Enda some of life's burning questions*
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

We asked Enda some of life's burning questions*

Mar 8th 2015, 9:00 PM 19,324 Views 134 Comments

The Taoiseach has had his say on life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

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

Here's what we learned from Enda Kenny's one-on-one with TheJournal.ie...
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Here's what we learned from Enda Kenny's one-on-one with TheJournal.ie...

Mar 7th 2015, 7:40 PM 18,378 Views 105 Comments

The Taoiseach paid a visit to our HQ this week and he had plenty to say…

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 6 March, 2015

WATCH: Enda on changing his mind, not taking himself seriously and running for president...
# The Full Interview
# The Full Interview

WATCH: Enda on changing his mind, not taking himself seriously and running for president...

Mar 6th 2015, 9:40 PM 18,631 Views 120 Comments

The Taoiseach was in with TheJournal.ie to talk the economy, the referendum, his salary and his future.

We asked Enda Kenny to tell us why he's worth €3,500-a-week
# That L'Oreal Moment
# That L'Oreal Moment

We asked Enda Kenny to tell us why he's worth €3,500-a-week

Mar 6th 2015, 11:15 AM 27,408 Views 153 Comments

The Taoiseach’s salary has been back in the news lately. So we asked him about it…

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 5 March, 2015

So we asked Enda Kenny if he'll do a TV debate with Micheál Martin (or Gerry Adams)
# One-on-one
# One-on-one

So we asked Enda Kenny if he'll do a TV debate with Micheál Martin (or Gerry Adams)

Mar 5th 2015, 4:00 PM 20,461 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach paid us a visit today and we had lots of questions.

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

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine
# Abuse
# Abuse

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Mar 4th 2015, 8:05 PM 26,186 Views 85 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

Watch this Sinn Féin MEP's somewhat surprising answer to the Gerry Adams/IRA question
# Off Script
# Off Script

Watch this Sinn Féin MEP's somewhat surprising answer to the Gerry Adams/IRA question

Mar 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,705 Views 199 Comments

Does Matt Carthy believe Adams when he says he was never a member of the IRA?

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'
# Abortion
# Abortion

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'

Mar 3rd 2015, 8:30 PM 25,876 Views 25 Comments

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"

Mar 3rd 2015, 1:00 PM 10,793 Views 81 Comments

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 2 March, 2015

'A kick in the backside': Sinn Féin MEP on THAT smackdown from Phil Hogan
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

'A kick in the backside': Sinn Féin MEP on THAT smackdown from Phil Hogan

Mar 2nd 2015, 5:53 PM 14,538 Views 32 Comments

Matt Carthy was on the receiving end of a political smackdown from Ireland’s European Commissioner last year.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone*
# NO NO NO
# NO NO NO

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone*

Feb 28th 2015, 4:00 PM 11,671 Views 57 Comments

* Except Fine Gael.

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'

Feb 28th 2015, 9:40 AM 25,774 Views 91 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 27 February, 2015

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress...
# The Dress
# The Dress

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress...

Feb 27th 2015, 12:14 PM 14,538 Views 42 Comments

His answer will shock you.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Watch Gerry Adams read his tweets - and yes, he writes them himself
# Ducky Ar La
# Ducky Ar La

Watch Gerry Adams read his tweets - and yes, he writes them himself

Feb 22nd 2015, 9:00 PM 24,736 Views 136 Comments

“They are what people have described as a grand Sinn Féin strategy and others have described as weird and peculiar.”

'Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died'
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

'Being a TD was the one thing that kept me sane after Anne died'

Feb 22nd 2015, 9:15 AM 12,842 Views 3 Comments

Finian McGrath spoke to TheJournal.ie about the challenges he faced after his wife died in 2009.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 21 February, 2015

The extended interview: Gerry Adams on hugs, confession and telling the Troika to bugger off
# Putting It All Out There
# Putting It All Out There

The extended interview: Gerry Adams on hugs, confession and telling the Troika to bugger off

Feb 21st 2015, 5:00 PM 11,998 Views 97 Comments

The Sinn Féin president spent some time answering our questions this week. Here’s everything he said…

Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders
# Mairia Cahill Controversy
# Mairia Cahill Controversy

Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders

Feb 21st 2015, 7:00 AM 7,182 Views 0 Comments

Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 20 February, 2015

Watch Gerry Adams explain how Sinn Féin could afford to scrap water charges
# How It's Done
# How It's Done

Watch Gerry Adams explain how Sinn Féin could afford to scrap water charges

Feb 20th 2015, 6:30 AM 22,861 Views 275 Comments

TheJournal.ie asked the Sinn Féin president to explain his party’s much-debated policy.