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# 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.
# GE11
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…
# Leaders' Debate
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.
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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' Debate
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' Debate
Come join us live for the leaders' debate!
# leaders' debates
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.
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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.
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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.
# 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.
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First election leaders' debate set for next Tuesday
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
The week that was, in pictures.
# leaders' debates
Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...
…But he agrees to participate in five-leader debate on Sky news.