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# Debate

Last year
2022
# Debate
'As an inter-county player, I would have preferred the split season'
The new calendar was up for debate on the latest episode of GAA weekly
# Results versus performance
'Ireland can play well and still deserve to lose - that's what happens against better teams'
Shane Keegan weighed in on the results versus performance debate on The42 Football Family podcast.
# Debate
Hard luck or hard done by? Should there be more Ulster players on the Ireland team?
Ulster’s form has been impressive but you can’t argue much with Andy Farrell’s recent record. The Ireland coach has delivered results.
# Debate
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's Team of the Year?
As expected, champions Kerry had the largest representation on the team.
# Leadership Race
Sunak and Mordaunt ahead in contest to become Tory leader after Tugendhat exit
Tom Tugendhat was eliminated from the contest after the third ballot.
# Debate
Time to move beyond age of reactionary anger when assessing Ireland
The words of Graeme Souness ring true: “It’s the players. You’re either a f****** player or you’re not. You’re a big player or you’re not a big player.”
# Debate
European Leagues hoping Uefa drop controversial Champions League plan
A decision on the new formats for Europe’s men’s club competitions is set to be taken on 10 May.
# Debate
Boris Johnson says transgender women should not compete in women’s sport
The UCI prevented transgender cyclist Emily Bridges from competing in a women’s category last weekend.
# Debate
Two US politicians veto law banning transgender athletes from girls' sports
The issue has caused major division in the Republican party as a vote is expected to take place on Friday.
# Debate
Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India
Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after it was unveiled this week.
All time
# difference of opinion
Watch: Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher have heated Cristiano Ronaldo debate
The former Ireland star was critical of Man United’s decision to leave the Portuguese superstar out of the starting XI.
# Analysis
By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point
The scrutiny of Stephen Kenny’s future has intensified in recent days.
# Debate
Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23
There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.
# Mairéad Tóibín
Aontú launches legal action over 'exclusion' from RTÉ's by-election debates
RTÉ is hosting two Dublin Bay South by-election debates on Sunday and Monday.
# the good information project
Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties
The panel will be hosted by senior reporter Michelle Hennessy and kicks off at 12.30pm.
# Covid-19
'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy
The Labour tabled a motion calling for a “national aggressive Covid-19 suppression strategy”.
# Debate
'It needs to be rethought' - Pat Gilroy suggests merging counties to combat Dublin's dominance
The former Dublin manager took part in a debate with Meath boss Andy McEntee on The Sunday Game.
# Debate
Moving semi-final out of Croke Park would give Cavan better chance against Dublin, admits Galligan
But Breffni star Thomas Galligan has no issues with taking on the All-Ireland champions in HQ.
# Debate
Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'
Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.
# trump v biden
'I'm the least racist person in this room': The key moments and takeaways from the US presidential debate
The flow was better but the insults were still flying.
# form
'I think my game is coming along really nicely, to be honest' - Stockdale
The 24-year-old has been playing at fullback for Ulster in recent times.
# it's off
The second Trump-Biden debate has been cancelled
A bullish Donald Trump is returning to campaigning but his rival Joe Biden has labelled his behaviour “reckless”.
# Analysis
What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.
# white supremacy
Biden blasts Trump as 'embarrassment' for failing to denounce white supremacist groups
Meanwhile, the Commission on Presidential Debates will impose new measures to help moderators “maintain order” in future debates.
AS IT HAPPENED
Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head-to-head in first presidential debate
We’ll be liveblogging the latest as Donald Trump and Joe Biden square off in Cleveland.
# 2020 election
Trump demands Biden take drug test before or after first TV debate
“His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly,” Trump tweeted. “Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???”"
# Debate
Scottish football season up in the air with one club to vote on SPFL resolution
The points-per-game system would be replicated in the Premiership should the SPFL board decide Covid-19 will prevent its resumption.
# Debate
Several countries are making masks mandatory - but experts differ over whether they're effective
Some European countries have ordered people to wear masks outside.
# Coronavirus
Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.
# Debate
Elbow bumps and no audience as Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden clash on tackling Covid-19
The two Democratic candidates debated each other last night.
# Las Vegas
Michael Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during fiery Democratic debate
The former New York mayor was forced to defend his record on race and gender as well as his personal wealth.
# Debate
'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him'
Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman make their cases for Conor Murray and John Cooney respectively.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'
Andy Dunne wants to see Ireland look for more from their back row forwards.
# Your Say
Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the General Election?
Last night, the seven leaders from the main political parties took part in a live TV debate.
# ge2020
FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.
Voices
Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk
Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.
# Final Countdown
Johnson and Corbyn to face final head-to-head debate tonight before UK general election
The party leaders will face each other in Maidstone in the BBC’s prime ministerial debate at 8.30pm.
# Debate
Schmidt deviates from the presumed plan with World Cup surprises
The Ireland head coach has named an athletic squad for the tests ahead in Japan.
# Debate
'I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now'
Former Ireland international Jamie Heaslip feels his ex-Leinster team-mate deserves his shot.
# On the telly
'It's nothing against Sky or RTÉ, but a game like that should be seen by everybody. Simple as'
Tomás Ó Sé believes inter-county games should be available free-to-air.