The 2001 Irish Times debate at UCD. Photograph:Cyril Byrne
About The Irish Times Debate 2016

The Irish Times Debate is the pre-eminent debating competition for third level students in Ireland(...)

Stuttgart’s Christan Gentner and Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Ilkay Guendogan collect tennis balls which have been thrown onto the pitch by the Dortmund fans. Photograph: EPA

(...) four-match Bundesliga winning streak – drew level in the 21st minute when Lukas Rupp scored. The game(...)

10-12 Trinity Street and 16-17 St Andrew’s Street: refurbished office space to rent through Agar Commercial Property Consultants

(...) space available for rent mainly located at second, third and fourth-floor level. A small ground(...)

Refugees  near the Syrian border in Kilis, Turkey. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

(...) reluctant to rule out an attempted intervention. “I see all kinds of red flags. But there is a new level(...)

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has expressed concern over a “culture of inappropriate” expense claims at University of Limerick. Photograph: Press 22

(...) expense payments was sought – had been adequately addressed. On a more general level, the HEA expressed(...)

Announcing planned cap of student fee at €2,500 by the end of 2017, Labour leader Joan Burton said ‘we will certainly try to improve the situation for students’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

(...)) pledge not to increase the third-level student contribution. The promise was reneged on. Asked if she(...)

UCD Students’ Union has highlighted the need for increased funding to support mandatory sexual consent workshops.  Photograph: Getty Images

(...) classes, saying thousands of students begin third level education each year without any understanding of(...)

The Irish Times Debate 1916 Centenary Competition launch in partnership with Ireland 2016 2:06

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched The Irish Times Debate 1916 Centenary Competition in October to celebrate t(...)

The Irish Times Debate semi-final 4 at Sutherland School of Law, UCD (trailer) 0:30

Motion: This house believes that the 1916 Rising was a middle class adventure

The Irish Times Debate semi-final 1 at Queen’s University, Belfast (trailer) 0:30

Motion: This house believes that the Good Friday Agreement left 1916 in its political wake