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# debate - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills?
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills?

Oct 16th 2018, 7:23 PM 86,772 Views 90 Comments

Businessman Peter Casey has repeatedly claimed that Bród and Síoda’s grooming bills are paid for using public money – but is this true?

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?

Oct 16th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,985 Views 63 Comments

The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.

# debate - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Cora Sherlock says she didn't agree with pro-life campaign decision to remove her from RTÉ debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Cora Sherlock says she didn't agree with pro-life campaign decision to remove her from RTÉ debate

May 26th 2018, 11:40 AM 48,505 Views 151 Comments

There had been rumours of in-fighting within the campaign.

# debate - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate
# Abortion
# Abortion

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate

May 23rd 2018, 9:30 PM 11,079 Views 25 Comments

Only Irish citizens are allowed to vote in Friday’s referendum.

# debate - Monday 21 May, 2018

Spillane claims weaker counties 'being forgotten about', while Whelan wants 13-a-side game trialled
# Tv View
From The42
# Tv View

Spillane claims weaker counties 'being forgotten about', while Whelan wants 13-a-side game trialled

May 21st 2018, 10:40 AM 10,807 Views 15 Comments

Both men appeared on The Sunday Game last night.

Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it

May 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 40,655 Views 178 Comments

“Referendums can be incredibly blunt tools that force us into one of these two camps.”

# debate - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Dehumanising and heartbreaking': TFMR group complain to RTÉ over Claire Byrne Live debate
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Dehumanising and heartbreaking': TFMR group complain to RTÉ over Claire Byrne Live debate

May 15th 2018, 3:45 PM 174,175 Views 281 Comments

The broadcast has drawn criticism from a number of people.

# debate - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
# Debate
# Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

Apr 9th 2018, 10:57 PM 16,839 Views 57 Comments

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

# debate - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'There is all to lose in doing so, and nothing to gain' - GAA chief against any Dublin split
# Dubs Divide
From The42
# Dubs Divide

'There is all to lose in doing so, and nothing to gain' - GAA chief against any Dublin split

Jan 23rd 2018, 12:09 PM 6,228 Views 27 Comments

Páraic Duffy’s annual report was released this morning.

# debate - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Debate Room: Has #MeToo turned into a witch hunt?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Has #MeToo turned into a witch hunt?

Jan 21st 2018, 8:45 AM 45,239 Views 100 Comments

Has the campaign gone too far? We asked two commentators to tell us what they think.

# debate - Friday 19 January, 2018

'There are two views in the party': Fianna Fáil split after Micheál Martin says he supports repeal
# DIVIDED PARTY
# DIVIDED PARTY

'There are two views in the party': Fianna Fáil split after Micheál Martin says he supports repeal

Jan 19th 2018, 3:40 PM 16,640 Views 115 Comments

The Carlow–Kilkenny TD said there is a large contingency within the party that did not agree with its leader.

# debate - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby

Jan 18th 2018, 7:00 PM 7,397 Views 61 Comments

The South African has been at the centre of the storm over the past week and a half.

# debate - Friday 17 November, 2017

Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94

Nov 17th 2017, 3:00 PM 61,691 Views 119 Comments

‘That’s what we do in Ireland — jump up and down about mediocrity,’ the jockey said during last night’s episode of Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moments.

# debate - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
# The Next Stage
# The Next Stage

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Nov 9th 2017, 6:36 PM 25,758 Views 81 Comments

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

# debate - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Oct 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 6,681 Views 38 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

Oct 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 7,089 Views 83 Comments

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

# debate - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin
# Debate
# Debate

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin

Oct 7th 2017, 8:30 AM 7,767 Views 86 Comments

High and rapidly increasing house prices have meant that Dublin homeowners shoulder a high proportion of the local property tax bill.

# debate - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

We need to talk about the coddle debate that's dividing the Internet again
# Coddle
From The Daily Edge
# Coddle

We need to talk about the coddle debate that's dividing the Internet again

Oct 3rd 2017, 2:00 PM 6,717 Views 4 Comments

Where do you stand?

# debate - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds
# Water Cooler
# Water Cooler

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Sep 28th 2017, 9:18 AM 23,000 Views 121 Comments

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

# debate - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

Sep 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 27,363 Views 75 Comments

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

# debate - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools

Sep 26th 2017, 5:44 PM 7,497 Views 50 Comments

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University have published research on the issue.

# debate - Thursday 14 September, 2017

ESPN host keeps her job after apologising for calling Trump a 'white supremacist'
# SportsCenter
# SportsCenter

ESPN host keeps her job after apologising for calling Trump a 'white supremacist'

Sep 14th 2017, 7:47 PM 12,811 Views 78 Comments

Some had been calling for Jemele Hill to be sacked.

# debate - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care?
# PSC
# PSC

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care?

Sep 5th 2017, 6:54 PM 11,806 Views 76 Comments

Earlier this afternoon Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Digital Rights Ireland’s Simon McGarr had a frank exchange of views on the issue at TheJournal.ie HQ.

# debate - Monday 4 September, 2017

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you

Sep 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 13,235 Views 172 Comments

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear what you have to say on the subject.

Merkel on course for crushing election victory after rival 'hardly able to land a punch' in debate
# Ascending To Victory
# Ascending To Victory

Merkel on course for crushing election victory after rival 'hardly able to land a punch' in debate

Sep 4th 2017, 6:59 AM 17,035 Views 66 Comments

Angela Merkel’s party holds a 17 point lead in the polls ahead of this month’s general election.

# debate - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'
# Khulood
# Khulood

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'

Jul 19th 2017, 8:30 PM 9,224 Views 94 Comments

Khulood’s video renewed the debate on modesty, Muslim dress codes, and gender equality.

# debate - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break
Live Jul 11th 2017, 3:30 PM

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

# debate - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Debate Room: Simon Harris and Paschal Donohoe debate the leadership candidates
# Fine Gael Leadership Battle
# Fine Gael Leadership Battle

Debate Room: Simon Harris and Paschal Donohoe debate the leadership candidates

Jun 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 98 Views 21 Comments

We will know the new leader of Fine Gael tomorrow. Tonight Paschal Donohoe and Simon Harris tell us who they want to prevail.

# debate - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch
# Battle For Number 10
# Battle For Number 10

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch

May 30th 2017, 7:21 AM 15,845 Views 15 Comments

Corbyn faced tough questioning on his past IRA comments on Sky News and Channel 4 last night.

# debate - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings
# I'm In
# I'm In

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings

May 24th 2017, 6:48 PM 17,151 Views 41 Comments

Duffy said he will act as “an independent, objective moderator”.

# debate - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think healthcare is a privilege or a right?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think healthcare is a privilege or a right?

May 16th 2017, 10:30 AM 28,899 Views 138 Comments

The new Miss USA is under fire for her controversial comments about health care.

# debate - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'
# TV Debate
# TV Debate

Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'

May 3rd 2017, 10:47 PM 16,131 Views 128 Comments

Tonight’s final debate between Le Pen and presidential rival Emmanuel Macron was a spiteful affair.

# debate - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 30,147 Views 112 Comments

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

# debate - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,420 Views 80 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# debate - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year
# Premature
# Premature

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year

Apr 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 19,307 Views 12 Comments

One mother said the current system is unfair but it isn’t something you think about until you find yourself in that situation.

# debate - Monday 27 March, 2017

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits
# European Union
# European Union

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits

Mar 27th 2017, 8:30 PM 157 Views 50 Comments

EU leaders gathered in Rome this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that spawned the European Union.

# debate - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?
# Debate
# Debate

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?

Mar 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM 498 Views 76 Comments

A referendum will be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad vote in future presidential elections.

# debate - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place
# Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Debate

To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place

Mar 15th 2017, 12:14 PM 2,281 Views 11 Comments

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To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

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Mar 15th 2017, 11:36 AM 2,229 Views 11 Comments

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To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place
# Debate
# Debate

To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place

Mar 15th 2017, 11:30 AM 16,714 Views 251 Comments

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