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#The High Table Interview

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 21 December, 2014

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut...
# Loose Lips Leo
# Loose Lips Leo

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut...

Dec 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 10,654 Views 45 Comments

The Health Minister has been telling TheJournal.ie about his reputation for being a straight talker.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 19 December, 2014

Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem?
# Haters Gonna Hate
# Haters Gonna Hate

Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem?

Dec 19th 2014, 10:00 AM 14,136 Views 38 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader insisted it’s not ‘uno Duce, una voce’ under his regime.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 18 December, 2014

He's ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone?
# The Next Government
# The Next Government

He's ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone?

Dec 18th 2014, 7:40 PM 12,037 Views 86 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has been speaking to TheJournal.ie today.

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us
# Every Little Hurts
# Every Little Hurts

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

Dec 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 23,062 Views 53 Comments

John Lyons has told TheJournal.ie that the perception of Labour could not be lower.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'
# Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

Dec 16th 2014, 11:25 PM 24,172 Views 403 Comments

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen

Dec 16th 2014, 10:45 AM 7,494 Views 53 Comments

The Health Minister has been speaking about the shocking footage broadcast by RTÉ last week.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 15 December, 2014

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding
# Beaumont Crisis
# Beaumont Crisis

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding

Dec 15th 2014, 5:53 PM 26,618 Views 81 Comments

Health Minister Leo Varadkar says he expects the situation in Beaumont to ease this week — but nurses want an ‘emergency’ declared.

# the-high-table-interview - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Shane Ross thinks there's a problem with 'celebrity' election candidates
# Almost Famous
# Almost Famous

Shane Ross thinks there's a problem with 'celebrity' election candidates

Dec 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,528 Views 19 Comments

The independent TD hasn’t spoken to David McWilliams or Fintan O’Toole, but would welcome talks.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin?
# Up To Something
# Up To Something

Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin?

Dec 10th 2014, 11:15 AM 8,703 Views 56 Comments

The outspoken TD talked about his ‘independent alliance’ in an interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Fine Gael TD: Why I got really pissed off at the government
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Fine Gael TD: Why I got really pissed off at the government

Dec 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,271 Views 41 Comments

Eoghan Muphy talked parliamentary reform in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 5 December, 2014

Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times)
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times)

Dec 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,394 Views 71 Comments

Eoghan Murphy has defended Enda Kenny, but what does he think about Leo Varadkar as a future Fine Gael leader?

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 22 November, 2014

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?
# Boycott
# Boycott

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:15 AM 15,217 Views 154 Comments

Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Does Paul Murphy think he's too posh to represent working people?
# Champagne Socialist
# Champagne Socialist

Does Paul Murphy think he's too posh to represent working people?

Nov 19th 2014, 1:25 PM 40,961 Views 255 Comments

The Socialist TD’s background has come under scrutiny in the wake of his involvement in the Jobstown protest last weekend.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours
# No Apologies
# No Apologies

Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours

Nov 18th 2014, 9:08 PM 38,907 Views 322 Comments

The Socialist TD has defended his actions in Saturday’s controversial protest.

# the-high-table-interview - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I'm not exactly a shrinking violet'
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I'm not exactly a shrinking violet'

Oct 18th 2014, 5:30 PM 15,531 Views 118 Comments

Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.

We asked Mary Lou McDonald where she'd be now had she stayed in Fianna Fáil
# No Going Back
# No Going Back

We asked Mary Lou McDonald where she'd be now had she stayed in Fianna Fáil

Oct 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 31,473 Views 222 Comments

“I thought that was a bit of a silly question, actually.”

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 17 October, 2014

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax
# Scarpered
# Scarpered

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax

Oct 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 18,722 Views 208 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth

Oct 16th 2014, 11:18 PM 25,244 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Minister: There's a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Minister: There's a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again

Sep 18th 2014, 8:30 PM 4,176 Views 38 Comments

Super junior minister Ged Nash had plenty to say when he sat down with TheJournal.ie at our offices in Dublin this week…

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers
# Pay Increases
# Pay Increases

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers

Sep 18th 2014, 3:35 PM 10,075 Views 66 Comments

Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK
# Indyref
# Indyref

'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK

Sep 17th 2014, 6:13 PM 9,341 Views 42 Comments

Ged Nash has become the first Irish government minister to express a view on Scottish independence.

# the-high-table-interview - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner

Aug 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 6,602 Views 29 Comments

The former junior minister and Labour TD gave a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie this week.

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party

Aug 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 6,056 Views 23 Comments

The former Labour TD is “very open” to the idea of a new political party, she told TheJournal.ie.

# the-high-table-interview - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall: I'm surprised the 'very inexperienced' James Reilly wasn't sacked
# Health
# Health

Róisín Shortall: I'm surprised the 'very inexperienced' James Reilly wasn't sacked

Aug 20th 2014, 2:58 PM 11,866 Views 23 Comments

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

# the-high-table-interview - Friday 4 July, 2014

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here's what they told us...
# The Contenders
# The Contenders

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here's what they told us...

Jul 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,412 Views 33 Comments

We did in-depth interviews with Joan Burton and Alex White last month. Here’s what they had to say…

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'I keep telling him to work on that voice' - Joan Burton's advice to Mario Rosenstock
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'I keep telling him to work on that voice' - Joan Burton's advice to Mario Rosenstock

Jun 24th 2014, 9:15 PM 19,824 Views 17 Comments

It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an 'intensely populist party'
# Your Questions Answered
# Your Questions Answered

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an 'intensely populist party'

Jun 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 6,306 Views 38 Comments

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, where she sees her party in five years and who she thinks will win the World Cup.

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I've never smoked it)
# Did Not Inhale
# Did Not Inhale

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I've never smoked it)

Jun 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,187 Views 67 Comments

We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 23 June, 2014

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?
# Any Regrets?
# Any Regrets?

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:30 PM 14,090 Views 53 Comments

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I've tried it)
# Inhaled
# Inhaled

Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I've tried it)

Jun 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 27,010 Views 111 Comments

Junior health minister Alex White says he does not think full legalisation is on the cards, but that Ireland should “maintain an open mind”.

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings
# Your Questions Answered
# Your Questions Answered

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings

Jun 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,465 Views 17 Comments

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 16 June, 2014

Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan
# Alex White
# Alex White

Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan

Jun 16th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,744 Views 34 Comments

The Labour leadership hopeful tells TheJournal.ie the Taoiseach needs to give a full account of what happened in the period leading up to the Garda Commissioner’s exit.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 26 May, 2014

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016
# Not To Be
# Not To Be

VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016

May 26th 2014, 9:00 PM 6,848 Views 23 Comments

The Tánaiste sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the recent problems facing the coalition and his future in government exactly a week before he announced his resignation.

# the-high-table-interview - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle
# Full Interview
# Full Interview

VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle

May 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 10,406 Views 51 Comments

Watch our full, wide-ranging interview with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at TheJournal.ie’s offices yesterday.

Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: 'What I was against then is what I'm against now'
# Explaining
# Explaining

Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: 'What I was against then is what I'm against now'

May 20th 2014, 6:15 AM 17,297 Views 81 Comments

“Yes, I am,” the Tánaiste said yesterday when asked if he was hearing anger on the doorsteps about water charges.

# the-high-table-interview - Monday 19 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'
# Bit Of Bother
# Bit Of Bother

Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'

May 19th 2014, 10:56 PM 16,001 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.