Monday 22 January 2018

Floating voter: 'I have a very strong story to tell,' says Enda ahead of TV3 debate

Newstalk’s Pat Kenny and TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick. Pic: Brian McEvoy
Newstalk’s Pat Kenny and TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick. Pic: Brian McEvoy
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

Enda Kenny vowed to tell a 'very strong story' about the recovery when TV3 and Newstalk co host the first leaders' debate as part of its 2016 election coverage tomorrow.

The debate will be moderated by Newstalk's Pat Kenny and TV3's Colette Fitzpatrick (above). This four-way leaders debate' will pit the Taoiseach against Labour's Joan Burton, Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams.

Speaking to Floating Voter, the Taoiseach said he was looking forward to the debate.

"I've got a very strong story to tell and will be more than willing to outline to the people exactly what our plans are and why we ask them for their support, continued confidence and trust in continuing to develop the economy," he said.

The debate will go out live from 9pm to 10.30pm. It will be followed by a 'Tonight Show Special' at 10.30pm, presented by Newstalk Breakfast's Ivan Yates along with a panel of political experts and analysts.

They said what...

"I think Alan (Kelly) probably  watches too much American TV."  Pat Rabbitte during's  election podcast Floating Voter


Spare a thought for the 'campaign widows and widowers' around the country - and one in particular, Sean Haughey's wife, Orla. The pair had their silver wedding anniversary on Monday, but there was no time to mark it amid the fevered canvassing. "I have a very understanding wife," Haughey told Floating Voter.

There was a bunch of flowers, a family dinner the night before and a look at the wedding video, but he says the main celebrations have been "postponed until after the election".

Irish Independent

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