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#The High Table Interview

From TheJournal.ie We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut... Loose Lips Leo This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem? Haters Gonna Hate This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie He's ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone? The Next Government This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us Every Little Hurts

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive' Repeal The 8th This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen Care Homes This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding Beaumont Crisis This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross thinks there's a problem with 'celebrity' election candidates Almost Famous This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin? Up To Something This post contains videos

Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin?

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

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD: Why I got really pissed off at the government The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times) The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court? Boycott

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Does Paul Murphy think he's too posh to represent working people? Champagne Socialist This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours No Apologies This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'I'm not exactly a shrinking violet' The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie We asked Mary Lou McDonald where she'd be now had she stayed in Fianna Fáil No Going Back This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax Scarpered This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth Spotlight This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister: There's a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers Pay Increases This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK Indyref This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall thinks Eamon Gilmore was out of touch, in denial and should have quit sooner The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall: I'm surprised the 'very inexperienced' James Reilly wasn't sacked Health This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here's what they told us... The Contenders This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I keep telling him to work on that voice' - Joan Burton's advice to Mario Rosenstock Work To Do This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an 'intensely populist party' Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I've never smoked it) Did Not Inhale This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government? Any Regrets? This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan Alex White This post contains videos

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: In his last big interview, Gilmore firmly believed he'd be Labour leader in 2016 Not To Be This post contains videos

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshuffle Full Interview This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore on THAT water charges leaflet: 'What I was against then is what I'm against now' Explaining

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months' Bit Of Bother

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

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.