Dundalk Institute of Technology students battle it out at Agri-Food Debate 2018

Tia Clarke

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Dundalk Institute of Technology Debaters at Great Agri Food Debate 2018

Dundalk was well represented at the 2018 Great Agri-Food Debate held in Waterford Institute of Technology.

Dundalk Institute of Technology students Siobhan Sweeney, Sinead Heery, Nicholas McKenna, Michael Byrne, Clare-Louise Clarke-McGinn and John McNulty participated in the debate, which was organised by Dawn Meats and McDonald’s Ireland for the first time. 

All of the DkIT students are currently studying for a Bsc in Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture.

The event has become a key date in the college calendar for agriculture students with a growing number of teams competing this year and ambitious plans to expand further in 2019. 
 
Throughout the day teams from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), University College Dublin (UCD), University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) debated key topics for the Irish agriculture industry including; Brexit, consumer behaviour and sustainability and CAP.
 
The event culminated in a heated and well-informed debate between UCD and CIT on the motion “Ireland takes its environmental responsibilities and commitments seriously.”