Debate winners to represent
Donegal in finals
THE regional final of
the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) 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 seven
contestants on the night and each gave a speech for
or against the motion.
Europe Direct Information Centre
soapbox competition judges and winners.
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 EDIC.
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
The two winners will both go forward to represent
Donegal at the national finals taking place in the
Royal College of Physicians in Dublin on November