Here is a video of Leaders' Questions this morning in the Dáil which saw mortgage interest rates raised as well as the efforts made by the Department of Foreign Affairs to secure the release of Irish citizens detained while on their way to Gaza.
An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore took Leaders' Questions this morning in the Dáil and among the issues raised were the pension levy, job creation, Anglo payments and hospitals. You can watch the ull proceedings in the accompanying video.
"The Taoiseach is now doing everything he possibly can to move away from having his case tested in the Dáil and is delaying for as long as possible from having it tested in the country," Eamon Gilmore TD told the Dáil today.
"The country needs a new Government that can deal with the problems that are facing the people, can come to grips with the need to get people back to work, get some confidence back into the economy, get a fresh start and enable people to move on from the mess that Fianna Fail has created."
Speaking in the Dáil during Leaders' Questions, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore once again called on Cowen to let the people decide and call an election.
"The Taoiseach has given his party a secret ballot on his future as leader of the party and I wish him the best of luck. When will he give the people of the country a secret ballot to decide his and his Government's future as leaders of the country?
"If the Taoiseach's Government knew Ango Irish Bank was insolvent and he asked the Irish taxpayer to bail it out and to pay the cost we are now paying for it, that was and is economic treason," the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD told Cowen.
Gilmore made the comments during Leaders' Questions where he quizzed the Taoiseach about contacts he had with Anglo's Seanie Fitzpatrick.
"First, did the Taoiseach discuss the bank's business at the dinner or the golf outing? Second, will he put on the record of the house all of his contacts with Anglo Irish Bank between the beginning of 2008 and the time of its nationalisation?