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# debate - Monday 24 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Priest says Iona Institute didn’t handle homophobia debate well Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn’t handle homophobia debate well

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

# debate - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention Human Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s a sneak peek at the set for Vincent Browne’s new show… VINB

Here’s a sneak peek at the set for Vincent Browne’s new show… Exclusive

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

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of “pretending to support” Down syndrome support bill Debate

Government accused of “pretending to support” Down syndrome support bill

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments Debate

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine MPs fail to strike deal to weaken president’s powers Crisis

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

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

# debate - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ’s Morning Edition Debate

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

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

# debate - Sunday 8 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past Debate

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

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

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

Do you call him Santa or Santy?

The debate rages on this Christmas.

# debate - Friday 22 November, 2013

6 Talking Points before the weekend’s GAA club action

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

# debate - Friday 15 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate? Opinion

Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate?

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

From TheJournal.ie TDs call for debate on FOI bill to be adjourned pending more consultations FOI Bill

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

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

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

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

# debate - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation Cannabis

Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation

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

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

# debate - Saturday 2 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week Cannabis

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

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

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

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

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

‘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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends debate decision: ‘I answered questions here, there and everywhere’ Enda Kenny

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

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

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Vincent Browne’s Seanad debate Vin B

As it happened: Vincent Browne’s Seanad debate

Miss the Vincent Browne Seanad debate? Read our blow-by-blow account here, there were four people…and Vin B, what more do you want?

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how Twitter reacted to last night’s Prime Time Seanad referendum debate Seanad Referendum This post contains images

Here’s how Twitter reacted to last night’s Prime Time Seanad referendum debate

13 of the best tweets selected for you buy us

# debate - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council apologises for error that saw dead people sent Polling Cards Poll Position

Dublin City Council apologises for error that saw dead people sent Polling Cards

New voters have not been sent Polling Cards, says Dublin City Council, but they are not essential.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Prime Time Seanad debate Gloves Off

AS IT HAPPENED: Prime Time Seanad debate

It’s Richard Bruton versus Michael Martin, and it’s live.

# debate - Saturday 28 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Saturday

The sad end to the search for missing Peggy Mangan, a court appearance over the Leicester fire and the Taoiseach says ‘no’ to a TV debate.

# debate - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas Overhaul

Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas

An Oireachtas sub-Committee will discuss 103 amendments to the proposed taxi regulation law, which will see a shake-up of the industry.

# debate - Monday 23 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There’s an art to public speaking – Enda should stick to these simple guidelines Opinion

Column: There’s an art to public speaking – Enda should stick to these simple guidelines

Enda Kenny is under pressure to step up to the plate after Micheál Martin accepted an invitation to a head-to-head debate on the Seanad referendum. Our Taoiseach could use a crash course in communications and presentation training, writes Rory Egan.

From TheJournal.ie “I’ll debate anyone, anywhere” – Richard Bruton Seanad Referendum

“I’ll debate anyone, anywhere” – Richard Bruton

With the Taoiseach not keen on a televised debate, could Richard Bruton step up?

# debate - Thursday 19 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad Seanad Referendum

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad

Ruairí Quinn admitted Fine Gael’s claim of €20 million in savings if the Seanad is abolished is “inaccurate” as he took part in a referendum debate in south Dublin last night.

# debate - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Dáil is “the most public forum in the land”. Do you agree?

# debate - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

‘No one grows up wanting to be a Gary Neville’ – Carragher on MNF

The Sky Sports pair also gave their opinion on the Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard debate.

# debate - Friday 30 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours” – Regina Doherty Seanad Referendum

“Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours” – Regina Doherty

The chairman of the Democracy Matters campaign campaign was challenged to “name one significant thing the Seanad has done”, but argued that he is not defending the current system.

# debate - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled Organ Transplant

Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled

The State’s first organ transplant legislation was signed into law a year ago but a Fianna Fáíl senator says it is flawed and “people will die” because the proper systems are not in place.

# debate - Monday 5 August, 2013

‘I’m calling Sean out on this because he’s a serial offender’ – Joe Brolly

The RTÉ pundit has followed up Saturday’s outburst by claiming the system needs to change.

# debate - Monday 22 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Reilly accuses Mullen of “trying to denigrate the medical profession” Abortion

Reilly accuses Mullen of “trying to denigrate the medical profession”

Senator Rónán Mullen told the Minister he had “no respect for life”, to which Minister Reilly responded that Mullen had a “scoundrel’s charter”.

# debate - Saturday 13 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Some TDs drank during abortion debate… and ‘one or two were a bit wobbly’ Revealed

Some TDs drank during abortion debate… and ‘one or two were a bit wobbly’

TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.

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