On the dock in Dublin Bay

Leader of Renua Lucinda Creighton, Labour’s Kevin Humphries, Chris Andrews of Sinn Féin, Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy, Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan, and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan discuss the issues facing Dublin Bay South on RTÉ's Today With Sean O'Rourke.

Debating the big debate

Editor of the Irish Independent Fionnan Sheehan, former Fianna Fáil advisor Paddy Duffy and Political Editor of The Times Ireland Edition Niamh Lyons join RTÉ’s Today With Sean O’Rourke to discuss last night’s televised leaders’ debate.

And the oscar goes to...

Joan Burton dubbed it the political Oscars. Gerry Adams said he had taken his rescue remedy before he got there to settle his nerves. 

Stephen Murphy reports for RTÉ's Morning Ireland on last night's first televised leaders' debate.

Winners and losers in last night's debate

The respective leaders said it was "up to the public" to decide who the winner was. 

The verdict of the assembled journalists was that the biggest losers were the viewers, who had to contend with a cacophony of candidates who didn't wait their turn and constantly talked over each other.

RTÉ's Martina Fitzgerald and Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent John Downing discuss last night's leaders debate on Morning Ireland.

The mood of the nation

Cian McCormack looks back at some of the main concerns and issues for voters around the country ahead of the General Election.

You can contact Cian at electionmood@rte.ie.

Got you talking

New data released by Facebook shows that Fine Gael has been the most talked about political party since November of last year, while health and economy are the most talked about issues. 

Aisling Kenny reports for Morning Ireland.