Trinity team secures place in ‘Irish Times’ Debate final
Student teams debated decision to invite Pope to Ireland in hotly contested competition
The concluding semi final of The Irish Times Debate took place in UCD on Monday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.
Student competitors from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors Apprentices Debating Society of Ireland secured places in the final of The Irish Times Debate 2018-2019 following a hotly contested competition in UCD on Monday night.
The motion up for debate at the semi-final - “this house regrets the decision to invite the Pope to Ireland” - resulted in lively, combative and entertaining contributions.
The final of The Irish Times Debate will take place in the Fitzgerald Debating Chamber, UCD on February 22nd.
The hosting society is UCD Law Society and the motion for debate is: “This house would rescind Ireland’s position of neutrality in favour of European standing army”.
Monday night’s semi final included debating teams from UCD Law Society, the Solicitors Apprentices Debating Society of Ireland, the University Philosophical Society, TCD (TCD Phil), UCD Literary and Historical Society (UCD L&H) and The College Historical Society, TCD (TCD Hist).