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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, volunteer, get involved

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

Concern World Champions: millennials prove they’re no snowflakes!

Aoife O'Grady | 16 February 2017 | 0 Comments

World Champions, Concern’s new contest based on humanitarian-focused challenges, is proving a hit with the students of Ireland, however all ages are welcome, says Concern’s Jonathan Power. Get your team together and sign up before this Sunday’s registration deadline to join in the fun!

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Topics: Events, Community fundraising, get involved, World Champions, Concern World Champions

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