Castleknock College Union

1916 Centenary Debate - The Video

Castleknock College

Apr 28, 2016

A video recap of our 1916 Debate for any who couldn't make it on the night. 100 minutes long so see summary below if you wish to jump to a specific speaker. The College was looking resplendent and magnificent speakers together with an engaged audience made for a wonderful evening.


00:00 Headmaster, Oliver Murphy
01:20 Debate Moderator, Brian O’Connell, class '71
06:05 (F) Tom Jordan, College Student, class '16
14:50 (A) Joe O'Boyle, College Student, class '16
23:35 (F) Michael Collins, class '74, SC, former Chairman of the Bar Council
37:10 (A) Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent at the Irish Times
42:50 (F) Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin
52:20 (A) Paul Gallagher, class '72, SC, former Attorney General
66:00 Contributions from the Floor
99:45 The Motion is ....
100:30 Union President, Lorcan Tiernan, class '88