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'Kenya gives me hope' - Concern Debates' Champions reflect on trip to Kenya

Jason Kennedy | 26 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Debates 2018 champions St Killian’s German School were invited on a once in a lifetime trip to Kenya to visit our programmes in action. Here they reflect on their busy week.

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Topics: debates final, concern debates, Kenya, tackling gender inequality in education, education, Africa, Gender inequality in schools, Science, technology, debates, health

A Q&A with Concern Debates Judge Jennifer Gillen

Jennifer Gillen | 24 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As the 2018/2019 Concern Debates opens its doors to school registrations, our search for volunteer adjudicators begins again too. This week, we hear from adjudicator Jennifer Gillen and get her thoughts on what makes the whole experience so special.

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Topics: concern debates

Concern Debates finalists: “The experience changed me”

Aoife O'Grady | 14 August 2017 | 0 Comments

In May 2017, Colm, James, Eoin and Johnny from St. Mary’s CBS in Carlow came second in one of Ireland’s biggest school debating competition, Concern Debates. Back then, it seemed like this was the end of a long journey of research and rhetoric. However, we caught up with them after an inspiring visit to Brussels and The Hague with Concern, and it seems that it might just be the beginning...

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Topics: concern debates, get involved

Concerned citizens, join our Debates team!

Ger Carroll | 03 August 2017 | 0 Comments

One look at the news these days shows that our world needs informed, insightful, rational debate more than ever. Become a Concern Debates adjudicator to support the next generation to bring it on!   

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Topics: concern debates, get involved, volunteer

Be the change: our work with schools across Ireland this year

Claire Marshall | 30 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The past year has been a challenging one for the world. Brutal attacks, war and divisiveness filled our airwaves. However, don’t believe the myth of the snowflake generation – young people across Ireland are rising. They’re learning, they’re debating, they’re campaigning – and our Active Citizenship team is giving them the tools to do it!

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Topics: Active Citizenship, concern debates, get involved, campaign academy

Concern Debates: In the words of the experts

Clare Ahern | 03 May 2017 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the 33rd annual Concern Debates final, two veterans of the competition share their inside views and experiences.

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Topics: concern debates, Active Citizenship

Concern Debates 2016 Final champions: Cross and Passion College Ballycastle

Caoimhe Gaskin | 19 May 2016 | 0 Comments

The Concern Debates National Final 2016 took place on Wednesday 18 May in The Helix, DCU.

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Topics: concern debates, debates final

Watch live: Concern Debates 2016 final

Caoimhe Gaskin | 17 May 2016 | 2 Comments

The Concern Debates National Final 2015 – 2016 will take place tonight at 7pm in The Helix, DCU.

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Topics: concern debates, debates final

Concern Debates 2015 trip to Mozambique

Saoirse Power, Brianna Walsh, Caoimhe Cummins and Beatrice Kelly | 16 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Last year’s Concern Debates champions – Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow – visited some of Concern’s programmes in Mozambique. Here, they tell us of their experience.

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Topics: mozambique, concern debates, Debates2015

Concern Debates visit to Bangladesh

Largy College | 11 August 2014 | 0 Comments

The winners of the Concern Debates competition are offered the opportunity to visit one of the countries overseas where Concern works. Last year’s winners – Largy College from Clones, Co. Monaghan – visited some of Concern’s programmes in Bangladesh. Here’s their account of what they saw.

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Topics: bangladesh, concern debates, debates

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