CEIST Schools Participate in mock European Debate via Live Stream TV

Four CEIST schools are participating with other schools from across the country in the annual Model Council of the European Union debate in Dublin Castle, today March 11th, 2011.

The Four CEIST schools participating in the debate include;

  • Presentation Secondary School, Waterford
  • Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford, Co. Mayo
  • Mercy Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry
  • St. Aloysius School, Cork

Teams of students from 29 schools are debating a mock EU Directive on extending the minimum duration of paid maternity leave in EU Member States.

The event was officially opened by RTÉ Broadcaster and President of the Association of European Journalists, Eileen Dunne.

This is the fifth annual Model Council debate. The event is organised by the European Commission Representation in Ireland. The complete list of participating schools is as follows: 

Role School
European Commission St. Flannan's College, Ennis, Co Clare
Business Europe Presentation Secondary School, Waterford
 Belgium  Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, Co. Dublin
 Bulgaria  Jesus and Mary College, Our Lady's Grove, Dublin 14
 Czech Republic  Loreto College, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
 Denmark  CBS Thurles, Co Tipperary
 Germany  Rockbrook Park School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
 Estonia  Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford, Co Mayo
 Ireland  St Joseph's CBS Secondary School, Drogheda, Co Louth
 Greece  Mercy Secondary School, Tralee, Co Kerry
 Spain  St Brendan's Community School, Birr, Co Offaly
 France  Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town
 Italy  Waterpark College, Waterford City
 Cyprus  Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Co Kerry
 Latvia  Glenstal Abbey School, Glenstal Abbey, Co Limerick
 Lithuania  Rockwell College, Cashel, Co Tipperary
 Luxembourg  Dominican College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 
 Hungary  Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 
 Malta  Coláiste Cholm Cille, Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe
 Netherlands  St Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, Co Dublin
 Austria  Kilkee Community College, Co Clare
 Poland  Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare
 Portugal  CBC Monkstown, Co Dublin
 Romania  King's Hospital School, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
 Slovenia  St Augustine's College, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
 Slovakia  Ursuline Secondary School, Blackrock, Cork
 Finland  Tullamore College, Tullamore, Co Offaly
 Sweden  Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny
 United Kingdom  St Aloysius School, Cork

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