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From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past Debate

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

The Sinn Féin leader has accused other political parties of “contrived outrage” following his controversial comments about the Smithwick Tribunal report.

Do you call him Santa or Santy?

The debate rages on this Christmas.

From The42 6 Talking Points before the weekend's GAA club action Comment

6 Talking Points before the weekend's GAA club action

It’s another big weekend in the AIB provincial club championships.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate? Opinion

Column: Is social media promoting or stifling debate?

When we profess to care about a cause on social media, are we helping the discussion or just making ourselves feel better? Stephen Downes discusses whether the information age is killing genuine debate.

From TheJournal.ie TDs call for debate on FOI bill to be adjourned pending more consultations FOI Bill

TDs call for debate on FOI bill to be adjourned pending more consultations

Mary Lou McDonald, Stephen Donnelly and Seán Fleming have supported a call by the NUJ to be included in the talks but their request for an adjournment was rejected in a vote.

From The42 5 Talking Points - TJ Ryan and Donal O'Grady are Limerick's new co-managers Debate

5 Talking Points - TJ Ryan and Donal O'Grady are Limerick's new co-managers

The appointments were ratified last night by the Limerick county board.

From The42 Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV Debate

Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV

We debate the merits of selecting an Irish teams with and without their heavy-hitters.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation Cannabis

Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation

Though the TD’s views are not exactly in line with the party’s position, he will be voting with the government tomorrow after a debate on cannabis legalisation.

From The42 5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action Debate

5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action

Small crowds, dodgy referees and Leinster’s supporting cast make the list this week.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week Cannabis

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

A private members’ motion by independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is likely to provoke some interesting debate in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000 Cost Of Living

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

From The42 'Only English people should play for England' - Wilshere wades in on Januzaj debate Opinionated

'Only English people should play for England' - Wilshere wades in on Januzaj debate

‘You think of Spain and you think technical but you think of England and you think they are brave and they tackle hard. We have to remember that,’ the Arsenal midfielder added.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Taoiseach have taken part in a TV debate?

The Fine Gael leader is being criticised from within his own party for not debating Micheál Martin. Do you think a TV appearance last week would have made any difference?

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere' Enda Kenny

Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere'

Enda Kenny has come under fire for declining to participate in televised debates on the Seanad Referendum in the wake of its defeat.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate Vin B

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate

Miss the Vincent Browne Seanad debate? Read our blow-by-blow account here, there were four people…and Vin B, what more do you want?

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Twitter reacted to last night's Prime Time Seanad referendum debate Seanad Referendum This post contains images

Here's how Twitter reacted to last night's Prime Time Seanad referendum debate

13 of the best tweets selected for you buy us

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council apologises for error that saw dead people sent Polling Cards Poll Position

Dublin City Council apologises for error that saw dead people sent Polling Cards

New voters have not been sent Polling Cards, says Dublin City Council, but they are not essential.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Prime Time Seanad debate Gloves Off

AS IT HAPPENED: Prime Time Seanad debate

It’s Richard Bruton versus Michael Martin, and it’s live.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Saturday

The sad end to the search for missing Peggy Mangan, a court appearance over the Leicester fire and the Taoiseach says ‘no’ to a TV debate.

From TheJournal.ie Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas Overhaul

Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas

An Oireachtas sub-Committee will discuss 103 amendments to the proposed taxi regulation law, which will see a shake-up of the industry.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There's an art to public speaking – Enda should stick to these simple guidelines Opinion

Column: There's an art to public speaking – Enda should stick to these simple guidelines

Enda Kenny is under pressure to step up to the plate after Micheál Martin accepted an invitation to a head-to-head debate on the Seanad referendum. Our Taoiseach could use a crash course in communications and presentation training, writes Rory Egan.

From TheJournal.ie "I'll debate anyone, anywhere" - Richard Bruton Seanad Referendum

"I'll debate anyone, anywhere" - Richard Bruton

With the Taoiseach not keen on a televised debate, could Richard Bruton step up?

From TheJournal.ie Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad Seanad Referendum

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad

Ruairí Quinn admitted Fine Gael’s claim of €20 million in savings if the Seanad is abolished is “inaccurate” as he took part in a referendum debate in south Dublin last night.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you listen to what goes on in the Dáil?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Dáil is “the most public forum in the land”. Do you agree?

From The42 'No one grows up wanting to be a Gary Neville' - Carragher on MNF Punditry

'No one grows up wanting to be a Gary Neville' - Carragher on MNF

The Sky Sports pair also gave their opinion on the Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard debate.

From TheJournal.ie "Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty Seanad Referendum

"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty

The chairman of the Democracy Matters campaign campaign was challenged to “name one significant thing the Seanad has done”, but argued that he is not defending the current system.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled Organ Transplant

Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled

The State’s first organ transplant legislation was signed into law a year ago but a Fianna Fáíl senator says it is flawed and “people will die” because the proper systems are not in place.

From The42 'I’m calling Sean out on this because he’s a serial offender' - Joe Brolly Debate

'I’m calling Sean out on this because he’s a serial offender' - Joe Brolly

The RTÉ pundit has followed up Saturday’s outburst by claiming the system needs to change.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly accuses Mullen of "trying to denigrate the medical profession" Abortion This post contains videos

Reilly accuses Mullen of "trying to denigrate the medical profession"

Senator Rónán Mullen told the Minister he had “no respect for life”, to which Minister Reilly responded that Mullen had a “scoundrel’s charter”.

From TheJournal.ie Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly' Revealed

Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly'

TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote Abortion This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

TDs have returned to Leinster House after a long night to continue debating amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am Abortion

Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am

The bill was due to be voted on last night – but debate concluded after a decision had been made on a number of amendments.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote Abortion This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

TDs are debating the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion bill debate could go on until 5am Abortion This post contains videos

Abortion bill debate could go on until 5am

The vote passed by 103 votes to 54 – but Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said it reduced the situation to a ‘farce’.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton ‘lost for words’ over abortion bill Abortion

Creighton ‘lost for words’ over abortion bill

Deputy Lucinda Creighton appealed to Minister James Reilly to listen to the evidence put forward by medical experts.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap daylight saving time?

The Dáil will today debate whether to stop moving clocks forward and back twice a year. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

From TheJournal.ie Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals Opinion

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals

I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie 6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings Legislation

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

From TheJournal.ie INMO to debate emergency motion on industrial action Nurses

INMO to debate emergency motion on industrial action

The INMO annual conference is taking place in Letterkenny today and the motion discusses the option of industrial action if the government imposes pay cuts.