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#The High Table Interview

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

Gerry Adams: I don't need to be good at maths
# Our Day Will Sum
# Our Day Will Sum

Gerry Adams: I don't need to be good at maths

Feb 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,948 Views 180 Comments

“I’m good at politics,” the Sinn Féin president tells TheJournal.ie

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'
# Lighten Up
# Lighten Up

Why we should 'relax the smoking ban in bars and give smokers a break'

Feb 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 18,018 Views 102 Comments

Finian McGrath believes that smokers are soft targets.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'
# Havana Good Time
# Havana Good Time

Explained: Why the new nickname for Shane Ross is 'Fidel'

Feb 17th 2015, 3:45 PM 10,864 Views 20 Comments

*Although we think Finian McGrath was joking…

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 16 February, 2015

'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line'
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line'

Feb 16th 2015, 7:10 PM 19,265 Views 101 Comments

Independent TD Finian McGrath explains why support for independent and smaller parties has fallen.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Watch these videos of Eamon Ryan talking about regrets... and being a sex symbol
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Watch these videos of Eamon Ryan talking about regrets... and being a sex symbol

Feb 15th 2015, 2:15 PM 9,553 Views 47 Comments

The Green Party leader also talked climate change and why it’s important to stop shaming people.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Why cycling around Dublin is 'like a Ben-Hur racing track'
# I Want To Ride My Bicycle
# I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Why cycling around Dublin is 'like a Ben-Hur racing track'

Feb 14th 2015, 12:00 PM 11,905 Views 62 Comments

Eamon Ryan thinks we’ve work to do when it comes to accommodating cyclists in the capital.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Watch Eamon Ryan explain why the Greens would do a deal with anyone (including Sinn Féin)
# Dealmaker
# Dealmaker

Watch Eamon Ryan explain why the Greens would do a deal with anyone (including Sinn Féin)

Feb 10th 2015, 12:30 PM 9,048 Views 69 Comments

Eamon Ryan spoke about his party’s ambitions ahead of the next general election.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 9 February, 2015

Watch this video of Eamon Ryan getting REALLY angry about Alan Kelly
# Mad As Hell
# Mad As Hell

Watch this video of Eamon Ryan getting REALLY angry about Alan Kelly

Feb 9th 2015, 8:00 PM 20,230 Views 81 Comments

The Green Party leader had few kinds words for the Environment Minister when he came into us this week…

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

'Insanity': That's what Michael Healy-Rae thinks of our approach to motorways
# Grinds My Gears
# Grinds My Gears

'Insanity': That's what Michael Healy-Rae thinks of our approach to motorways

Feb 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 24,204 Views 83 Comments

The independent TD regularly drives from Kerry to Dublin.

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

Michael Healy-Rae on the 'personal vendetta' people had against his father
# Keeping It In The Family
# Keeping It In The Family

Michael Healy-Rae on the 'personal vendetta' people had against his father

Feb 4th 2015, 8:30 PM 18,898 Views 37 Comments

“He will be remembered for an awful long time.”

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'

Feb 4th 2015, 7:30 AM 17,152 Views 72 Comments

The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes

Jan 31st 2015, 6:30 PM 8,443 Views 13 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP talked banking inquiry, beer and European politics with TheJournal.ie this week.

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now?
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now?

Jan 31st 2015, 7:30 AM 7,829 Views 49 Comments

Brian Hayes has been speaking to TheJournal.ie about his party’s election prospects.

'The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter'
# Christy Burke
# Christy Burke

'The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter'

Jan 31st 2015, 7:00 AM 22,169 Views 85 Comments

Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'
# Someone Has To Pay
# Someone Has To Pay

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

Jan 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,790 Views 109 Comments

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 29 January, 2015

"The addiction of politics is in me... but there's always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’"
# Ready For It
# Ready For It

"The addiction of politics is in me... but there's always part of me saying: ‘Do you want it?’"

Jan 29th 2015, 11:53 AM 13,515 Views 66 Comments

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke talks about Sinn Féin, the coalition, and whether he’d join a new political party.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin
# Inner City
# Inner City

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin

Jan 28th 2015, 10:31 PM 23,509 Views 56 Comments

The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

Jan 24th 2015, 10:30 AM 8,125 Views 11 Comments

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 23 January, 2015

'It's unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem'
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

'It's unfortunate that Micheál Martin is always accused of being part of the problem'

Jan 23rd 2015, 2:30 PM 12,258 Views 26 Comments

He wants to lead Fianna Fáil, but what does John McGuinness really think of the current incumbent?

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so...
# The Next Government
# The Next Government

Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so...

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:30 PM 11,461 Views 59 Comments

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been talking coalitions with TheJournal.ie this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland
# Entrepreneurship
# Entrepreneurship

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland

Jan 18th 2015, 5:00 PM 10,261 Views 43 Comments

Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?

Jan 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 16,592 Views 49 Comments

Aine Collins spoke to TheJournal.ie about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 17 January, 2015

After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?

Jan 17th 2015, 5:30 PM 10,666 Views 42 Comments

We asked backbencher Aine Collins.

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?
# Calm Down Calm Down
# Calm Down Calm Down

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?

Jan 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,879 Views 38 Comments

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs
# Ah Ma...
# Ah Ma...

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs

Jan 17th 2015, 9:00 AM 20,878 Views 29 Comments

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 16 January, 2015

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?

Jan 16th 2015, 12:30 PM 11,898 Views 72 Comments

We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Will Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be part of the new Independent alliance?
# Rebel Alliance
# Rebel Alliance

Will Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be part of the new Independent alliance?

Jan 15th 2015, 8:15 PM 12,208 Views 48 Comments

The two men have been political allies for years — but is Ming on board with the Ross-Fitzmaurice plan?

Is Micheál Martin doing a good job? We asked a TD who could succeed him...
# I Can See Calleary Now...
# I Can See Calleary Now...

Is Micheál Martin doing a good job? We asked a TD who could succeed him...

Jan 15th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,851 Views 34 Comments

Mayo TD Dara Calleary spoke to TheJounal.ie yesterday.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice
# Delivery Date
# Delivery Date

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

Jan 14th 2015, 2:30 PM 9,226 Views 40 Comments

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 12 January, 2015

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom?
# P.I.M.P.
# P.I.M.P.

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom?

Jan 12th 2015, 11:10 AM 26,967 Views 54 Comments

We spoke to the financial advisor involved in Lucinda Creighton’s new party about his advice to consumers during the boom.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?
# Mellowed
# Mellowed

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?

Jan 10th 2015, 2:29 PM 29,659 Views 130 Comments

Eddie Hobbs, who’s involved in Creighton’s new party, told TheJournal.ie last week that her views had “mellowed” but now he says he has never spoken to her about the issue.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Watch Eddie Hobbs explain why he'd even work with Scientologists
# Alien Abduction
# Alien Abduction

Watch Eddie Hobbs explain why he'd even work with Scientologists

Jan 7th 2015, 9:05 PM 17,641 Views 49 Comments

The financial advisor is involved with Lucinda Creighton’s new political party.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Eddie Hobbs: Thousands of people are interested in our new party
# Reboot Ireland
# Reboot Ireland

Eddie Hobbs: Thousands of people are interested in our new party

Jan 6th 2015, 9:56 PM 26,173 Views 180 Comments

The financial advisor speaks to TheJournal.ie about Lucinda Creighton’s new political party.

These 4 videos might explain what Lucinda and Eddie's new party is all about
# Reboot Ireland
# Reboot Ireland

These 4 videos might explain what Lucinda and Eddie's new party is all about

Jan 6th 2015, 8:30 PM 11,825 Views 74 Comments

Financial advisor Eddie Hobbs explains some of what the ‘Reboot Ireland’ party is all about.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 29 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar is 'absolutely definitely not' thinking about Enda Kenny's job*
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Leo Varadkar is 'absolutely definitely not' thinking about Enda Kenny's job*

Dec 29th 2014, 10:00 AM 7,556 Views 28 Comments

*But ask him in four or five years…

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?
# Backbench Mischief
# Backbench Mischief

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Dec 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,795 Views 16 Comments

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 28 December, 2014

This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay

Dec 28th 2014, 8:15 AM 16,394 Views 144 Comments

John Lyons speaks to TheJournal.ie about next year’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 26 December, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks about being Ireland's most kissable politician
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks about being Ireland's most kissable politician

Dec 26th 2014, 10:15 AM 14,568 Views 46 Comments

We also asked the Health Minister about his secret Facebook account…

Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you...
# Independent Taoiseach
# Independent Taoiseach

Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you...

Dec 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,344 Views 15 Comments

The independent TD spoke to TheJournal.ie recently…

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way
# Publicity Seeker
# Publicity Seeker

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way

Dec 24th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,690 Views 32 Comments

He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with TheJournal.ie