Please get in touch with
your local Ed Centre for
info on Debating Year 2014/15

Welcome to Primary Debating Ireland, a society set up by Aideen Hand and Jill Murphy. The aim of this website is to inform other like minded teachers and individuals of debating tips and rules for primary school debating.


The objective is to enrich the children's cognitive and language abilities not to mention encouraging confidence, in ages ranging from 10-12 and classes in the senior end of the school (4th-6th). Never before has there been a website in Ireland dedicated to Primary School Debating alone.
In conjunction with this, the first All Ireland Primary Debating Competition was set up, a project in which Senator David Norris, MEP Marian Harkin and RTE'S Oliver Callan are Honorary Patrons. Local Ed Centres and Concern Worldwide are heavily involved in the implementation and continuous success of the organisation.

The Debaters from Primary Debating.