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#Debate

# debate - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

# debate - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin

High and rapidly increasing house prices have meant that Dublin homeowners shoulder a high proportion of the local property tax bill.

# debate - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge We need to talk about the coddle debate that's dividing the Internet again Coddle

# debate - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

# debate - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

# debate - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From The42 World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools Debate

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University have published research on the issue.

# debate - Thursday 14 September, 2017

ESPN host keeps her job after apologising for calling Trump a 'white supremacist'

Some had been calling for Jemele Hill to be sacked.

# debate - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care? PSC This post contains videos

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care?

Earlier this afternoon Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Digital Rights Ireland’s Simon McGarr had a frank exchange of views on the issue at TheJournal.ie HQ.

# debate - Monday 4 September, 2017

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear what you have to say on the subject.

Merkel on course for crushing election victory after rival 'hardly able to land a punch' in debate Ascending To Victory This post contains videos

Merkel on course for crushing election victory after rival 'hardly able to land a punch' in debate

Angela Merkel’s party holds a 17 point lead in the polls ahead of this month’s general election.

# debate - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'

Khulood’s video renewed the debate on modesty, Muslim dress codes, and gender equality.

# debate - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# debate - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Debate Room: Simon Harris and Paschal Donohoe debate the leadership candidates

We will know the new leader of Fine Gael tomorrow. Tonight Paschal Donohoe and Simon Harris tell us who they want to prevail.

# debate - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch Battle For Number 10 This post contains videos

Jeremy Paxman had May and Corbyn in his sights last night but failed to land a knockout punch

Corbyn faced tough questioning on his past IRA comments on Sky News and Channel 4 last night.

# debate - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings

Duffy said he will act as “an independent, objective moderator”.

# debate - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think healthcare is a privilege or a right? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think healthcare is a privilege or a right?

The new Miss USA is under fire for her controversial comments about health care.

# debate - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'

Tonight’s final debate between Le Pen and presidential rival Emmanuel Macron was a spiteful affair.

# debate - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

# debate - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# debate - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year

One mother said the current system is unfair but it isn’t something you think about until you find yourself in that situation.

# debate - Monday 27 March, 2017

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits

EU leaders gathered in Rome this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that spawned the European Union.

# debate - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?

A referendum will be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad vote in future presidential elections.

# debate - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place Debate

To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place

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From The42 To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place Debate

To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place

Journal Media is rolling out new features to improve your comments experience.

To our commenter community: Making your space a more inviting place

Journal Media is rolling out new features to improve your comments experience.

# debate - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion' Citizens Assembly This post contains videos

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'

The group was presenting before the Citizens’ Assembly this morning

# debate - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?

# debate - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads

Can we ensure that motorists and cyclists are safely sharing our roads with a 1.5 metre minimum distance law?

# debate - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Poll: Would you watch Coveney and Varadkar going toe-to-toe in a live debate? Round 1... Fight This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you watch Coveney and Varadkar going toe-to-toe in a live debate?

TV3 today expressed itself as being ‘very interested’ in broadcasting such a debate, which would be the first of its kind on Irish TV.

# debate - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in Debate

Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in

Joe Schmidt expects to need both of his out-halves against France.

# debate - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests Student Activists This post contains videos

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests

Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.

# debate - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil says government is 'incoherent and shambolic' but will 'ensure it survives'

The motion was tabled in response to a motion of no confidence in Enda Kenny tabled by Sinn Féin.

# debate - Monday 13 February, 2017

Debate Room: In a post-Brexit world, Ireland needs the Canadian trade pact

Toxic trade deal or necessary agreement? We debate the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

# debate - Monday 23 January, 2017

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, plans to legislate on the controversial school admissions system soon. But what about the right of minority faiths to prioritise pupils of their faith?

# debate - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

# debate - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful

The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.

# debate - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?

While calling out abusive trolls, author and feminist Lindy West said the real reason she’s leaving Twitter is because Twitter itself refused to do anything substantial to protect its users.

# debate - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?

Two commentators debate the use of quotas to increase the number of women on our sporting boards.

# debate - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?

This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?

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