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Model EU Debate

The Model Council of the European Union debate  took place on Thursday, 27 February In Dublin Castle. The annual debate is a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union. Each EU Member State is represented by a team of students from a secondary school. Our team of three 5th yr politcs and society students from Lucan Community was proud to represent Sweden and participate in the debate. Some students and staff attended the event , supporting the team. The motion for discussion, on the topic of Climate Action, was if the EU should increase its target for carbon emissions to 50/55 %

The debate was chaired by Barry Andrews, MEP. It was officially opened by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Climate and environment and Ciarain Cuffe MEP, gave closing speech. 

The debate judges were Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director of the European Movement Ireland; Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions; and Michael Ewing, Development Officer at the Irish Environmental Network & Environmental Pillar. Ambassadors of all EU Member State embassies to Ireland Members of the European Parliament were invited to attend the event.

The Model Council of the European Union debate for secondary schools
which took place in Dublin Castle….. Pic shows Fifth Year students from Lucan Community College Dublin who represented Sweden from left Agamjeet Singh Chokdayat , Stephen Loftus and Kay McCarthy
with in back row from left Barry Andrews MEP Chair of the debate , Debate judge Mary McCaughey Head of Information and Communication, Eurofound , Gerry Kiely ,Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland , Teacher Kay McCarthy and Michael Ewing , Development Officer, Irish Environmental Network & Environmental Pillar. Pic Maxwell’s –