Editor of The Irish Times Paul O’Neill (left) presents awards to The Irish Times Debate team winners Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (centre left) and Rí Anumudu, and individual speaker Gabrielle Fullam of the TCD Historical Society (right). Debate chair Liam Herrick is also pictured. Photograph: John Ohle

Maynooth University students Rí Anumudu and Chikemka Abuchi Debate finalists Rí Anumudu (left) and Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (both Maynooth U(...)

The final will feature 12 speeches and each finalist will speak for 7 minutes. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The livestream begins at 7.15pm on Saturday 17 July. Click here (or paste the following address into your browser https://youtu.be/-YPT2oUKiMA) to vie(...)

The Irish Times Debate is taking place online this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) were named the winners of the Irish Time(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke as he addresses the audience at The Irish Times Debate 2020. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Laws aimed at cutting the numbers jailed for unpaid fines are “not working”, Chief Justice Mr Frank Clarke has warned. Speaking at The Irish Times De(...)

The Irish Times Debate 2020: Team champions Aislinn Carty and Eoghan Quinn of TCD Phil and individual winner Rachael Mullally of UCD Law. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Trinity College Dublin students Eoghan Quinn and Aislinn Carty were crowned team champions of the 60th Irish Times Debate competition at the event’s g(...)

Mairead O’Leary from UCD LawSoc speaks during the semi-final of the Irish Times Debate 2019-2020 in the cadets’ mess at the  Curragh Camp. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) have secured the last three places in the 60th(...)

Patrick Fitzgerald, King’s Inns, speaking for the proposition “this house would edit historically sensitive writing/literature”, at the last semi-final of The Irish Times Debate at Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Student debaters hotly contested the merits of editing historically insensitive writing at the semi-finals of The Irish Times Debate 2017-2018 in(...)