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# debate - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'

Mar 5th 2017, 11:12 AM 23,697 Views 323 Comments

The group was presenting before the Citizens’ Assembly this morning

# debate - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?

Mar 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 3,397 Views 131 Comments

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?

# debate - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads
# Cyclists V Motorists
# Cyclists V Motorists

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads

Mar 1st 2017, 8:30 PM 716 Views 159 Comments

Can we ensure that motorists and cyclists are safely sharing our roads with a 1.5 metre minimum distance law?

# debate - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Poll: Would you watch Coveney and Varadkar going toe-to-toe in a live debate?
# Round 1... Fight
# Round 1... Fight

Poll: Would you watch Coveney and Varadkar going toe-to-toe in a live debate?

Feb 28th 2017, 8:38 PM 18,053 Views 94 Comments

TV3 today expressed itself as being ‘very interested’ in broadcasting such a debate, which would be the first of its kind on Irish TV.

# debate - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in

Feb 23rd 2017, 2:54 PM 10,173 Views 24 Comments

Joe Schmidt expects to need both of his out-halves against France.

# debate - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests
# Student Activists
# Student Activists

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests

Feb 21st 2017, 8:10 AM 15,288 Views 150 Comments

Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.

# debate - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil says government is 'incoherent and shambolic' but will 'ensure it survives'
# Trying Times
# Trying Times

Fianna Fáil says government is 'incoherent and shambolic' but will 'ensure it survives'

Feb 15th 2017, 9:08 AM 16,339 Views 136 Comments

The motion was tabled in response to a motion of no confidence in Enda Kenny tabled by Sinn Féin.

# debate - Monday 13 February, 2017

Debate Room: In a post-Brexit world, Ireland needs the Canadian trade pact
# CETA
# CETA

Debate Room: In a post-Brexit world, Ireland needs the Canadian trade pact

Feb 13th 2017, 7:00 PM 211 Views 39 Comments

Toxic trade deal or necessary agreement? We debate the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

# debate - Monday 23 January, 2017

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:30 PM 2,736 Views 145 Comments

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, plans to legislate on the controversial school admissions system soon. But what about the right of minority faiths to prioritise pupils of their faith?

# debate - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol
# Debate
# Debate

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Jan 19th 2017, 8:00 PM 2,067 Views 50 Comments

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

# debate - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful
# I Want To Get Cancer
# I Want To Get Cancer

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful

Jan 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 475 Views 94 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.

# debate - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?
# Feeding The Trolls
# Feeding The Trolls

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?

Jan 8th 2017, 8:30 AM 98 Views 85 Comments

While calling out abusive trolls, author and feminist Lindy West said the real reason she’s leaving Twitter is because Twitter itself refused to do anything substantial to protect its users.

# debate - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?
# Equality
# Equality

Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?

Dec 14th 2016, 8:30 PM 705 Views 61 Comments

Two commentators debate the use of quotas to increase the number of women on our sporting boards.

# debate - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?
# Burqa Ban
# Burqa Ban

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?

Dec 10th 2016, 9:30 AM 3,895 Views 464 Comments

This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?

# debate - Thursday 8 December, 2016

DEBATE ROOM: Is the insurance industry to blame for spiralling insurance prices?
# Read Me
# Read Me

DEBATE ROOM: Is the insurance industry to blame for spiralling insurance prices?

Dec 8th 2016, 8:00 PM 375 Views 59 Comments

A damning new report concluded that lack of transparency from the insurance industry is a major contributing factor to the rising cost of motor insurance.

# debate - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Nov 21st 2016, 6:50 PM 16,053 Views 74 Comments

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

Vote: Sprouts for Christmas dinner - yay or nay?
# Sponsored By Budweiser
# Sponsored By Budweiser

Vote: Sprouts for Christmas dinner - yay or nay?

Nov 21st 2016, 12:11 PM 15,654 Views 19 Comments

The issue that divides families across the nation.

Vote: What’s the most important Christmas tradition in your family?
# Sponsored By Budweiser
# Sponsored By Budweiser

Vote: What’s the most important Christmas tradition in your family?

Nov 21st 2016, 12:09 PM 11,624 Views 47 Comments

We all have one…

Vote: Christmas lunch or Christmas dinner?
# Sponsored By Budweiser
# Sponsored By Budweiser

Vote: Christmas lunch or Christmas dinner?

Nov 21st 2016, 12:06 PM 10,763 Views 17 Comments

You can only be on one side of history.

Vote: Is it OK to start the second layer of chocolates before finishing the first?
# Sponsored By Budweiser
# Sponsored By Budweiser

Vote: Is it OK to start the second layer of chocolates before finishing the first?

Nov 21st 2016, 12:03 PM 11,718 Views 32 Comments

Or does that mean war?

Is Tony Kelly the greatest ever hurler to come out of county Clare?
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Is Tony Kelly the greatest ever hurler to come out of county Clare?

Nov 21st 2016, 10:26 AM 11,092 Views 18 Comments

Let the debate rage….

# debate - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'England's players want to wear poppies'
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

'England's players want to wear poppies'

Nov 9th 2016, 9:55 AM 3,893 Views 9 Comments

Harry Kane is satisfied at the outcome of his country’s recent debate with Fifa.

# debate - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'Scone or scon' has finally been settled in the UK... but what do Irish people say?
# The Big Debate
From The Daily Edge
# The Big Debate

'Scone or scon' has finally been settled in the UK... but what do Irish people say?

Nov 2nd 2016, 9:23 AM 9,805 Views 6 Comments

Help us out.

# debate - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

Oct 25th 2016, 8:49 PM 26,843 Views 78 Comments

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

# debate - Thursday 20 October, 2016

17 tweets and memes that basically explain last night's debate
# Bigly
From The Daily Edge
# Bigly

17 tweets and memes that basically explain last night's debate

Oct 20th 2016, 10:55 AM 7,005 Views 1 Comment

All the bad hombres and nasty women, throw your hands up at me!

"We've got some bad hombres in America" - the seven biggest moments from Trump v Clinton III
# Presidential Debate
# Presidential Debate

"We've got some bad hombres in America" - the seven biggest moments from Trump v Clinton III

Oct 20th 2016, 4:48 AM 48,502 Views 134 Comments

This is what went on in a feisty affair.

# debate - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate
# Oh Brother
# Oh Brother

Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate

Oct 19th 2016, 6:55 AM 22,830 Views 78 Comments

Hillary Clinton’s guest will be basketball club owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump.

# debate - Monday 17 October, 2016

Here's what you need to know about Trump v Clinton III
# Round Three
# Round Three

Here's what you need to know about Trump v Clinton III

Oct 17th 2016, 3:00 PM 25,591 Views 89 Comments

The two face off in a debate this Wednesday.

# debate - Monday 10 October, 2016

24 tweets and memes that tell you all you need to know about last night's debate
# Up For Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Up For Debate

24 tweets and memes that tell you all you need to know about last night's debate

Oct 10th 2016, 9:51 AM 8,760 Views 5 Comments

Oh boy.

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II
# Debate Camp
# Debate Camp

"If I was President, you'd be in jail" - The key moments from Trump vs Clinton II

Oct 10th 2016, 4:45 AM 81,085 Views 152 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you slept.

# debate - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Everyone is loving this Vine of a reporter furiously saying, 'Thanks a lot, bitch!' at the debate
# Our Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Our Hero

Everyone is loving this Vine of a reporter furiously saying, 'Thanks a lot, bitch!' at the debate

Sep 27th 2016, 11:05 AM 6,616 Views 4 Comments

We’ve all been there.

'Maybe he's not as rich as he says he is': The debate moments everyone will be talking about
# Basket Of Digestibles
# Basket Of Digestibles

'Maybe he's not as rich as he says he is': The debate moments everyone will be talking about

Sep 27th 2016, 5:03 AM 60,639 Views 90 Comments

Trump and Clinton clashed in a fierce debate overnight – here’s what you need to know.

# debate - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Trump threatens to put woman Bill Clinton had affair with in front row for first presidential debate
# Gennifer Flowers
# Gennifer Flowers

Trump threatens to put woman Bill Clinton had affair with in front row for first presidential debate

Sep 25th 2016, 3:17 PM 56,118 Views 93 Comments

It’s unclear as to whether or not this is something that can actually happen.

# debate - Saturday 27 August, 2016

French resorts defiant and say they will 'continue to fine' women wearing burkinis
# Standing Firm
# Standing Firm

French resorts defiant and say they will 'continue to fine' women wearing burkinis

Aug 27th 2016, 7:42 AM 13,030 Views 103 Comments

France’s top court has said the ban is “clearly illegal”.

# debate - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

More than just Xs and Ys - The nuance is often lost in the Caster Semenya debate
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

More than just Xs and Ys - The nuance is often lost in the Caster Semenya debate

Aug 16th 2016, 4:57 PM 14,206 Views 16 Comments

Ross Tucker and David Epstein speak to The42 ahead of the South African’s 800m title tilt.

# debate - Monday 1 August, 2016

Saatchi chairman put on leave after comments about gender equality
# Kevin Roberts
# Kevin Roberts

Saatchi chairman put on leave after comments about gender equality

Aug 1st 2016, 2:12 PM 17,236 Views 124 Comments

Kevin Roberts said that the debate about gender bias in the ad world “is all over”.

# debate - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate

Jun 30th 2016, 8:36 PM 30,180 Views 110 Comments

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.

# debate - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'Nobody knows what's going to happen': Rival sides make final push ahead of Brexit vote
# SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO
# SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO

'Nobody knows what's going to happen': Rival sides make final push ahead of Brexit vote

Jun 22nd 2016, 8:27 AM 6,898 Views 43 Comments

The Remain camp has the slimmest possible lead – 51% versus 49% support for the Leave side.

# debate - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

11 States are suing the White House over transgender bathroom use orders
# National Feud
# National Feud

11 States are suing the White House over transgender bathroom use orders

May 25th 2016, 10:56 PM 18,113 Views 197 Comments

The move led by Texas further escalates a national feud over an issue that has become a lightning rod.for separate groups.

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil
# Debate
# Debate

Scuffles between water charge protesters and gardaí as Alan Kelly arrives at the Dáil

May 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 32,063 Views 161 Comments

Protesters chanted “shame on you” as Kelly made his way to the gates.