Eoin Kelleher and Elizabeth Ahern-Flynn from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have won the 2012 Irish Times Debating Competition (the Irish national Championships). Michael Conroy of the UCD Medical Society won the individual prize. The motion for the final was “That This House Would Abolish Prisons”,
Runners-up in the team category were Mark Haughton and Christine Simpson of
UCD’s Literary and Historical Society, and Liam Brophy of the College Historical
Society, TCD, in the individual category
The other finalists were Ian Curran and Adam Noonan of
the TCD Historical Society, and Ruth Keating and Rebecca Keating of the TCD
Philosophical Society. In the individual category the finalists were Hannah Lucey of the UCD Literary
and Historical society, and Rían Derrig of the TCD Historical Society.