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Timelines and Motions


Primary Debating Festival 2015 - Timelines and Motions


The motions for the various rounds of the Debating Festival are taken from the Primary Debating Ireland website – They are :

Round 1: Every child of school going age should have a mobile phone

Round 2: People Should Not Keep Pets

Pool Debates: Nobody Should Have To Pay For Water

Quarter Final: Television Is A Bad Influence

Semi-Final: Newspapers Are A Thing Of The Past

Final: We Can’t End Poverty


Reserve Motions, in the unlikely event they need to be used are:

Ireland Should Leave The European Union, Soccer Players Get Paid Too Much, School Should Be All Year Round, and Ending Food Waste Is Our Responsibility




All Round 1 debates to be completed on or by: Wednesday 4th February 2015

All Round 2 debates to be completed on or by: Friday 13th February 2015

All Pool debates to be completed on or by: Friday 27th February 2015

Quarter Final debates to be completed on or by: Thursday 12th March 2015

Semi-Final debates on: Thursday 26th March 2015

Final debate on: Tuesday 21st April 2015


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Primary Debating Update

Primary Debating Festival 2018/2019

First round of the debating festival will take place in the week beginning 14/01/2019

The Motion is

People should be fined for not recycling.


Good luck to all schools.

Please send results including the scores (scores only for round one) to Kildare education centre.


Backdoor Competition:

Schools will be notified on Friday 18th january.

Debate to be completed by Wednesday 30th january.

Motion: Food Waste should be made illegal.


Shield Competition.

8 losing teams from the first round will enter the Shield competition.

Information on this will be communicated to schools once the results of the first rounds are in.

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