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12/11/18 Soapbox Debate Competition winners to represent Donegal in the National Final

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The regional final of the Europe Direct Information Centre annual Soapbox Competition was held in the Central Library Letterkenny on November 8th.


The theme of this year’s debate was “European elections: Every Vote Counts”. There were 7 contestants on the night and each gave a speech for or against the motion.


The Soapbox competition is an annual event hosted by the Europe Direct information Centre Donegal and Gaeltacht based in the Central Library Letterkenny. The centre provides information on the work of the European Union and answers questions for citizens on EU law.


Edic Over 18

Over 18's winner Laura Diver.


The evening was expertly hosted by veteran Donegal broadcaster Charlie Collins and the speeches were marked by a judging panel of Rosemary McClafferty of Donegal County Council ; Deirdre Hines local author and poet and Rory Gallagher, manager of the Europe Direct Information Centre Donegal and Gaeltacht,

The winners in each category received an Ipad as a prize sponsored by the European Commission. The winner in the under 18 section was Lauren McMahon and the winner in the over 18 section was Laura Diver both were representing the Keegan School of Drama.


The two winners will both go forward to represent Donegal at the national finals taking place in the Royal College of Physicians on November 27th.


Edic under 18's

Under 18's winner Lauren McMahon


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