Chairing the debate will be Minister Katherine Zappone, civil rights advocate and the current Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

This year’s line-up for The Irish Times Debate final was finalised on Saturday, 21st January in the Council Chambers of University College Cork. Ther(...)

William Courtney, UCD Medical Society, at the announcement that he was the individual winner.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“The house always wins,” said William Courtney of UCD Medical Society speaking of an Oireachtas with the “strongest whip system in western Euro(...)