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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Gorey students visit the Dáil

Pupils from Gorey Community School pictured in Government buildings
Pupils from Gorey Community School pictured in Government buildings

Brendan Keane

Sixth year students from Gorey Community School's Politics and Science class visited Dáil Éireann last week with their teacher, Noelle Doyle.

The visit was arranged through the Oireachtas Education officer, Conor Reale, and gave the visitors the opportunity to tour Government buildings including the Dail and Seanad chambers.

They also saw the Taoisigh portrait gallery and throughout the tour they learned about the Irish political process and the history of the buildings in which they were walking.

One of the most memorable aspects of the day was when the students were granted the privilege of holding a debate in the Oireactas committee room.

It was a significant motion that was debated - lowering the voting age to 16. It resulted in a spirited discussion with the Chairperson of the debate being called into action on more than one occasion to call order to proceedings.

The students enjoyed their time in the Dáil and a school spokesperson said it's likely that it won't be the last time they will be walking its corridors.

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