St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin students, Alex Farrell, Anthony Daly, Ruby Towers, Noelle Leonard, Conor Carey, Eric Healy, Bryce Ndjatang, Keith Maughan, Rosalie Adamou, Caoimhe Leonard, Luke Hosford and Jack Cummins participated in Model United Nations (MUN), hosted recently by the International Relations Society in University College Cork.

The Rush students did themselves proud and won four awards at the MUN, two for Best Delegate and two for Runner Up.

The Model United Nations is a three day debating competition organised for second level schools throughout the country.

Based on the format of the United Nations, it explores topics of global interest we read about every day and requires participants to actively generate resolutions to such issues.

Luke Hosford (Historical Council-The Cuban Missile Crisis) and Alex Farrell (Council on Drugs and Crime-Solutions to Human Trafficking in Central and Northern Africa and the Opium Trade in South East Asia) received best delegate awards for their respective committees.

Jack Cummins (Security Council-Civil War in Syria) and Keith Maughan (Historical Council-The Cuban Missile Crisis) received runner-up awards in their categories.

School Principal Patricia Hayden said, “We are very proud of all our students who took part. It is a great achievement for them and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work put into the project by all involved.

I also wish to commend their teachers, Ms Flynn, Mr Reade and Mr O’Shea who mentored the students throughout.”


Pictured above are the Model United Nations participants following their victory with teachers Ms Flynn, Mr Reade and Mr O’Shea. (photo courtesy of Corr & Associates).