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# debate - Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

May 14th 2016, 7:20 AM 1,279 Views 99 Comments

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# debate - Thursday 12 May, 2016

'It is wrong' - World Rugby vice-chairman slams three-year residency rule
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

'It is wrong' - World Rugby vice-chairman slams three-year residency rule

May 12th 2016, 7:40 AM 23,286 Views 64 Comments

Agustín Pichot says a change is required to international eligibility laws.

# debate - Friday 4 March, 2016

Donald Trump defended the size of his penis during a debate and the internet lost it
# President Trump
From The Daily Edge
# President Trump

Donald Trump defended the size of his penis during a debate and the internet lost it

Mar 4th 2016, 8:17 AM 4,535 Views 2 Comments

Veep would be proud of this.

# debate - Friday 12 February, 2016

Bernie Sanders has a pretty badass Secret Service codename
# Intrepid
# Intrepid

Bernie Sanders has a pretty badass Secret Service codename

Feb 12th 2016, 8:38 AM 18,564 Views 19 Comments

It’s not POTUS, yet.

# debate - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality
# Debate
# Debate

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

Feb 11th 2016, 8:48 AM 6,920 Views 55 Comments

The proposals were discussed during a debate last night.

# debate - Sunday 7 February, 2016

The intros at last night's Republican debate turned into an awkwardly hilarious traffic jam
# Paging Dr Carson
# Paging Dr Carson

The intros at last night's Republican debate turned into an awkwardly hilarious traffic jam

Feb 7th 2016, 12:57 PM 12,755 Views 9 Comments

Dr Ben Carson stayed hovering in the wings as other candidates strode past him to take their places on stage.

# debate - Monday 18 January, 2016

Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs
# Ban On Entry
# Ban On Entry

Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs

Jan 18th 2016, 9:59 PM 19,919 Views 155 Comments

The Westminster debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out.

Guns, Obamacare and Bill's transgressions: Things got heated in last night's Democratic debate
# Race To The White House
# Race To The White House

Guns, Obamacare and Bill's transgressions: Things got heated in last night's Democratic debate

Jan 18th 2016, 9:05 AM 12,018 Views 30 Comments

Hillary Clinton is feeling Bernie Sanders snapping at her heels.

# debate - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was "schlonged" by Barack Obama in their 2008 race
# Below The Belt
# Below The Belt

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was "schlonged" by Barack Obama in their 2008 race

Dec 22nd 2015, 3:24 PM 17,849 Views 50 Comments

Yes, it means the same thing over there as it does here.

# debate - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Trump slammed as a "chaos candidate" as Republican race heats up
# Debate
# Debate

Trump slammed as a "chaos candidate" as Republican race heats up

Dec 16th 2015, 8:29 AM 11,364 Views 87 Comments

The real estate mogul was criticised by other candidates for his comments about Muslims.

# debate - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Katie Hopkins gave a talk at a college, and the students staged a mass walk-out
# Walk Out
From The Daily Edge
# Walk Out

Katie Hopkins gave a talk at a college, and the students staged a mass walk-out

Nov 26th 2015, 8:22 PM 6,417 Views 4 Comments

Hopkins has since called them all “close-minded”.

# debate - Monday 9 November, 2015

Hot dogs are officially not sandwiches - and the whole of America is arguing about it
# Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Debate

Hot dogs are officially not sandwiches - and the whole of America is arguing about it

Nov 9th 2015, 8:24 AM 2,597 Views 1 Comment

Even Presidential candidates are getting involved.

# debate - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Why did Leo turn down Sinn Féin's debate challenge?
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Why did Leo turn down Sinn Féin's debate challenge?

Oct 21st 2015, 8:30 PM 17,536 Views 113 Comments

The Health Minister was challenged to a debate by a Sinn Féin constituency rival.

# debate - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Irish men: Should you even have to wear ties anymore?
# An Investigation
From The Daily Edge
# An Investigation

Irish men: Should you even have to wear ties anymore?

Sep 30th 2015, 5:20 PM 5,119 Views 9 Comments

A debate has blown up as to whether they’re really necessary these days.

# debate - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'I felt like I was a criminal, I felt like I was a terrorist'
# I Stand With Ahmed
# I Stand With Ahmed

'I felt like I was a criminal, I felt like I was a terrorist'

Sep 17th 2015, 5:58 PM 22,334 Views 104 Comments

Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school.

# debate - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Trump got top billing for the first Republican debate - one of his opponents is livid
# Like A Fox
# Like A Fox

Trump got top billing for the first Republican debate - one of his opponents is livid

Aug 5th 2015, 8:35 AM 14,944 Views 36 Comments

The line-up for the debate is “preposterous” says Rick Santorum.

# debate - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade
# The Rising
# The Rising

'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Jul 15th 2015, 4:00 PM 18,670 Views 55 Comments

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

# debate - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Two women accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses at a market
# Morocco
# Morocco

Two women accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses at a market

Jul 7th 2015, 9:10 AM 30,269 Views 51 Comments

A large number of lawyers have registered to defend the women.

# debate - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Jun 24th 2015, 4:30 PM 52 Views 34 Comments

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

# debate - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.
# Tormey Vs. Tormey
# Tormey Vs. Tormey

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

May 20th 2015, 10:02 AM 46,351 Views 183 Comments

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

# debate - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Fergie: Ronaldo would score a hat-trick at Millwall or Doncaster, I'm not sure Messi could
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Fergie: Ronaldo would score a hat-trick at Millwall or Doncaster, I'm not sure Messi could

Apr 25th 2015, 3:03 PM 9,221 Views 21 Comments

The ex-Man United manager discussed the best two players in the world over a couple of games of snooker with John Parrott.

# debate - Monday 20 April, 2015

Panti has a message for Breda O'Brien
# I'm In
# I'm In

Panti has a message for Breda O'Brien

Apr 20th 2015, 10:50 PM 39,103 Views 250 Comments

O’Brien said she’d like to face Panti in a public debate.

# debate - Thursday 16 April, 2015

David Cameron didn't show up for a debate - and it might cost him dearly
# Where's Dave?
# Where's Dave?

David Cameron didn't show up for a debate - and it might cost him dearly

Apr 16th 2015, 11:59 PM 25,954 Views 60 Comments

With just 21 days left, did Cameron make a big mistake?

# debate - Thursday 2 April, 2015

People are using a rather rude hashtag to discuss tonight's 7-way UK election debate
# Fancy A 7-way
# Fancy A 7-way

People are using a rather rude hashtag to discuss tonight's 7-way UK election debate

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:26 PM 16,007 Views 38 Comments

It’s all in the best possible taste, etc.

# debate - Monday 9 March, 2015

4 talking points after Arsenal's FA Cup raid at Old Trafford
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

4 talking points after Arsenal's FA Cup raid at Old Trafford

Mar 9th 2015, 10:12 PM 30,884 Views 62 Comments

The Gunners were 2-1 winners against Manchester United tonight.

# debate - Sunday 1 March, 2015

These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see

Mar 1st 2015, 6:00 AM 6,263 Views 1 Comment

Only England coming to town can inspire such heated debate.

# debate - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

These two are not happy about Leo's sly digs at Micheál Martin

Feb 24th 2015, 4:00 PM 14,057 Views 43 Comments

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

# debate - Monday 16 February, 2015

Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show
# Debate
# Debate

Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show

Feb 16th 2015, 8:03 PM 154 Views 87 Comments

We need something that will really engage younger people.

# debate - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays

Feb 15th 2015, 4:30 PM 28,232 Views 43 Comments

He is obliged to shut his shop for at least one day a week – but he’s not happy about it.

# debate - Friday 30 January, 2015

Female students are now drinking more than male students
# UCC
# UCC

Female students are now drinking more than male students

Jan 30th 2015, 12:25 PM 14,877 Views 64 Comments

UCC’s student union backs the push for a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sports.

Gary Neville involved in angry Twitter war of words with Stan Collymore
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Gary Neville involved in angry Twitter war of words with Stan Collymore

Jan 30th 2015, 9:53 AM 9,935 Views 14 Comments

The pair strongly disagreed over whether Diego Costa should be punished for his recent alleged stamps against Liverpool.

# debate - Thursday 29 January, 2015

The 'men and women' guy from VinB last night has previous form on the show
# Notorious
From The Daily Edge
# Notorious

The 'men and women' guy from VinB last night has previous form on the show

Jan 29th 2015, 11:02 AM 27,496 Views 71 Comments

We knew we recognised that face from somewhere.

Vincent Browne almost fell off his chair laughing at this guy's take on marriage equality
# Family Values
# Family Values

Vincent Browne almost fell off his chair laughing at this guy's take on marriage equality

Jan 29th 2015, 8:55 AM 64,064 Views 140 Comments

“We want family values, and we don’t want to see men and women getting married. And that’s the holy all of it.”

# debate - Thursday 15 January, 2015

We're out: Fine Gael confirms it won't take part in Vincent Browne debates
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

We're out: Fine Gael confirms it won't take part in Vincent Browne debates

Jan 15th 2015, 7:07 PM 17,022 Views 79 Comments

Representatives from the party met with TV3 producers at Leinster House this afternoon.

# debate - Monday 12 January, 2015

POLL: Is Joe Brolly right, should inter-county teams only hire from within?
# Outside Influences
From The42
# Outside Influences

POLL: Is Joe Brolly right, should inter-county teams only hire from within?

Jan 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,179 Views 14 Comments

The Sunday Game pundit made the comments on Saturday.

# debate - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Fine Gael aren't sending ANY representatives to Vincent Browne's constituency debates
# VINB
# VINB

Fine Gael aren't sending ANY representatives to Vincent Browne's constituency debates

Jan 8th 2015, 10:25 PM 34,006 Views 145 Comments

Labour is also holding fire on sending representatives to The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne.

# debate - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

'The notion shouldn't be completely laughed out' - Dublin secretary on black card in hurling
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

'The notion shouldn't be completely laughed out' - Dublin secretary on black card in hurling

Dec 9th 2014, 8:41 PM 3,899 Views 13 Comments

John Costello thinks the black card might need to be introduced to hurling.

'The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh' - TDs back Enda 86 to 55
# Winning
# Winning

'The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh' - TDs back Enda 86 to 55

Dec 9th 2014, 6:13 PM 25,790 Views 191 Comments

Earlier, Kenny said he is not perfect and ruled out an election in 2015.

# debate - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

People are now calling for Myleene Klass to be dropped as the face of Littlewoods
# Klass Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Klass Debate

People are now calling for Myleene Klass to be dropped as the face of Littlewoods

Nov 19th 2014, 10:00 PM 8,938 Views 3 Comments

It’s after she debated a potential mansion tax with Ed Miliband earlier this week.

# debate - Monday 17 November, 2014

Taoiseach says Burton was effectively kidnapped in Jobstown
# Not Peaceful
# Not Peaceful

Taoiseach says Burton was effectively kidnapped in Jobstown

Nov 17th 2014, 5:22 PM 61,793 Views 401 Comments

The Taoiseach also criticised the actions of AAA TD Paul Murphy, who played a leading role in Saturday’s Jobstown protest.