Irish Leaders’ Debate

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Election Debates’ verdict: Gilmore wins fourth Irish leaders’ debate

Election Debates has awarded the fourth and final Irish leaders’ debate to Eamon Gilmore (Labour). The debate featured the three major party leaders: Micheal Martin (Fianna Fáil), Enda Kenny (Fine Gael) and Mr Gilmore. The debate was hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan of RTÉ’s Prime Time. Colm Flynn, former chair of the World Universities Debating Championship, said “…in terms … Continue reading

Flynn: Gilmore wins fourth Irish leaders’ debate

Judge: Colm Flynn Winner: Eamon Gilmore Scores: Gilmore 82 | Kenny 81 | Martin 76 This was the long awaited three-way debate between Enda Kenny (FG), Michael Martin (FF) and Eamon Gilmore (Labour). After some fairly bland opening statements the debate moved into a number of sections. Economy:  At times this felt like it was going … Continue reading

Irish leaders’ debate looms while Fianna Fail ponders new leadership

Opinion by Colm Flynn It looks like the election in Ireland will be called this week. At the moment the smart money is on Feb 25th as the election date but until it’s called we won’t know for sure. There is no news on the format of any leaders debate.  There isn’t even a complete line up … Continue reading