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#Debate

# debate - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in
# Goodbye Mary Lou
# Goodbye Mary Lou

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

Nov 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 101,623 Views 667 Comments

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

# debate - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In full: Enda Kenny's speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

In full: Enda Kenny's speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South

Nov 12th 2014, 10:44 PM 11,033 Views 0 Comments

There was a heated three-hour debate in the Dáil today, stemming from allegations made by Maíria Cahill.

# debate - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

'This whole conversation's been an embarrassment' - Off the Ball's LOI chat gets heated
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

'This whole conversation's been an embarrassment' - Off the Ball's LOI chat gets heated

Nov 5th 2014, 11:27 AM 8,195 Views 10 Comments

The furore from Roddy Collins’ recent controversial comments is showing no sign of relenting.

# debate - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson's link
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson's link

Nov 2nd 2014, 9:00 PM 8,253 Views 0 Comments

Dr Abraham Lieberman said it was impossible to be sure regarding the root cause of his condition.

# debate - Thursday 16 October, 2014

What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?
# Oh Baby
# Oh Baby

What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?

Oct 16th 2014, 9:27 AM 9,100 Views 31 Comments

Spoiler: She’s not a fan.

# debate - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Yet another Irish Water controversy for Fine Gael...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Yet another Irish Water controversy for Fine Gael...

Sep 30th 2014, 8:52 AM 11,057 Views 48 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# debate - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Here's Cusack, Brennan and Cummins' preview of Sunday's 'titanic' hurling final
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Here's Cusack, Brennan and Cummins' preview of Sunday's 'titanic' hurling final

Sep 4th 2014, 10:00 PM 5,925 Views 2 Comments

The Sunday Game have posted their All-Ireland hurling final preview.

# debate - Saturday 30 August, 2014

'Let's stay together': Now Paul McCartney's weighing in on the Scottish independence debate
# Calm Down
# Calm Down

'Let's stay together': Now Paul McCartney's weighing in on the Scottish independence debate

Aug 30th 2014, 5:50 PM 11,664 Views 63 Comments

Mick Jagger, Stephen Hawking and Judi Dench are also urging a ‘no’ vote next month. But Sean Connery’s heading up the celebrity ‘yes’ campaign.

# debate - Monday 25 August, 2014

'Nobody is better placed to run Scotland than Scottish people'
# Indyref
# Indyref

'Nobody is better placed to run Scotland than Scottish people'

Aug 25th 2014, 10:48 PM 8,301 Views 35 Comments

The leaders of both sides in the Scottish referendum did battle tonight.

# debate - Saturday 9 August, 2014

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut
# Counting The Days
# Counting The Days

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut

Aug 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,256 Views 55 Comments

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

# debate - Monday 21 July, 2014

Council to hold debate on controversial Kilkenny bridge
# Over Troubled Water
# Over Troubled Water

Council to hold debate on controversial Kilkenny bridge

Jul 21st 2014, 9:53 AM 7,364 Views 21 Comments

Locals have been protesting against the plans for the scheme, claiming it will bring more traffic into the city.

# debate - Monday 9 June, 2014

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest
# Ring The Bell
# Ring The Bell

LIVE: Seconds out, round one in the Labour leadership contest

Jun 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,289 Views 54 Comments

The debate tonight is the first of five events.

GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow

Jun 9th 2014, 10:08 AM 3,495 Views 8 Comments

The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.

# debate - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Dublin Prime Time debate
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

7 things we learned from last night's Dublin Prime Time debate

May 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 19,648 Views 136 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# debate - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Ireland South Prime Time debate
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

7 things we learned from last night's Ireland South Prime Time debate

May 20th 2014, 8:36 AM 20,147 Views 72 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# debate - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it

May 18th 2014, 6:30 PM 29,743 Views 120 Comments

Almost 200 complaints have already been made – before anyone’s even opened their mouth or read out any tweets.

# debate - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
# Turbulent Priests
# Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,850 Views 61 Comments

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

# debate - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention

Feb 22nd 2014, 11:00 AM 8,333 Views 130 Comments

The convention is meeting for the last time in it’s 15-month process with economic, social and cultural rights the topics of the day.

# debate - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Here's a sneak peek at the set for Vincent Browne's new show...
# VINB
# VINB

Here's a sneak peek at the set for Vincent Browne's new show...

Feb 8th 2014, 9:45 PM 31,077 Views 48 Comments

The format of this new show means politicians who want to have their say will have to sit in the 200-strong audience to take part in the debate.

# debate - Friday 7 February, 2014

Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill
# Debate
# Debate

Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill

Feb 7th 2014, 1:45 PM 6,662 Views 12 Comments

The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.

# debate - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

Feb 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 13,820 Views 56 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.

# debate - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments
# Debate
# Debate

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 14,960 Views 0 Comments

Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.

Ukraine MPs fail to strike deal to weaken president's powers
# Crisis
# Crisis

Ukraine MPs fail to strike deal to weaken president's powers

Feb 4th 2014, 4:52 PM 3,020 Views 5 Comments

In parliament, protest leader Vitali Klitschko – a former world champion boxer – called for an end to the ‘dictatorship”.

# debate - Thursday 30 January, 2014

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday
# Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Debate

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday

Jan 30th 2014, 11:10 PM 30,134 Views 110 Comments

According to RTE, ‘The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia; what constitutes homophobia and who gets to define the word?’

# debate - Friday 20 December, 2013

BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ's Morning Edition
# Debate
# Debate

BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ's Morning Edition

Dec 20th 2013, 3:18 PM 12,464 Views 32 Comments

The upheld complaint alleged that the presenter did not adequately challenge remarks put forward by a contributor.

# debate - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past
# Debate
# Debate

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

Dec 8th 2013, 8:19 PM 19,067 Views 302 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has accused other political parties of “contrived outrage” following his controversial comments about the Smithwick Tribunal report.

# debate - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Do you call him Santa or Santy?
# Santy Baby?
From The Daily Edge
# Santy Baby?

Do you call him Santa or Santy?

Dec 3rd 2013, 5:43 PM 9,198 Views 20 Comments

The debate rages on this Christmas.

# debate - Friday 22 November, 2013

6 Talking Points before the weekend's GAA club action
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

6 Talking Points before the weekend's GAA club action

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:20 PM 4,633 Views 1 Comment

It’s another big weekend in the AIB provincial club championships.

# debate - Friday 15 November, 2013

Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate?

Nov 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,903 Views 29 Comments

When we profess to care about a cause on social media, are we helping the discussion or just making ourselves feel better? Stephen Downes discusses whether the information age is killing genuine debate.

# debate - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

TDs call for debate on FOI bill to be adjourned pending more consultations
# FOI Bill
# FOI Bill

TDs call for debate on FOI bill to be adjourned pending more consultations

Nov 12th 2013, 4:34 PM 2,958 Views 21 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald, Stephen Donnelly and Seán Fleming have supported a call by the NUJ to be included in the talks but their request for an adjournment was rejected in a vote.

# debate - Friday 8 November, 2013

5 Talking Points - TJ Ryan and Donal O'Grady are Limerick's new co-managers
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

5 Talking Points - TJ Ryan and Donal O'Grady are Limerick's new co-managers

Nov 8th 2013, 4:30 PM 2,876 Views 2 Comments

The appointments were ratified last night by the Limerick county board.

# debate - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV

Nov 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,163 Views 12 Comments

We debate the merits of selecting an Irish teams with and without their heavy-hitters.

# debate - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation

Nov 5th 2013, 5:33 PM 10,317 Views 34 Comments

Though the TD’s views are not exactly in line with the party’s position, he will be voting with the government tomorrow after a debate on cannabis legalisation.

# debate - Sunday 3 November, 2013

5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action

Nov 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 4,368 Views 16 Comments

Small crowds, dodgy referees and Leinster’s supporting cast make the list this week.

# debate - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

Nov 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 28,528 Views 234 Comments

A private members’ motion by independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is likely to provoke some interesting debate in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday.

# debate - Monday 28 October, 2013

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

Oct 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 25,069 Views 75 Comments

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

# debate - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

'Only English people should play for England' - Wilshere wades in on Januzaj debate
# Opinionated
From The42
# Opinionated

'Only English people should play for England' - Wilshere wades in on Januzaj debate

Oct 9th 2013, 11:09 AM 3,467 Views 67 Comments

‘You think of Spain and you think technical but you think of England and you think they are brave and they tackle hard. We have to remember that,’ the Arsenal midfielder added.

# debate - Monday 7 October, 2013

Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate?

Oct 7th 2013, 9:18 AM 11,781 Views 109 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is being criticised from within his own party for not debating Micheál Martin. Do you think a TV appearance last week would have made any difference?

# debate - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere'
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere'

Oct 5th 2013, 6:41 PM 8,773 Views 104 Comments

Enda Kenny has come under fire for declining to participate in televised debates on the Seanad Referendum in the wake of its defeat.

# debate - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate
Live Oct 2nd 2013, 9:47 PM

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate