Europe Direct Soapbox Event at Blanchardstown Library

Event Information

Date: 10 Oct 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Blanchardstown Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

On Monday 10th October, the Europe Direct Centre at Blanchardstown Library hosted the Dublin heat of the Europe Direct Soapbox Competition 2016. The event was chaired by Lynn Boylan MEP. Our 3 judges were: Wunmi Excel Jalloh (Community & Empowerment Officer Fingal Ethnic Network), Rafe Costigan (FCC Community Development Officer) and Stiofan Nutty (Consultant and Broadcaster). The theme was “The EU – United in Diversity”.

The runner up was Bobby Buckley and the winner was Daire Lawler. Daire will now go through to the national final.

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Soapbox winner Daire Lawler with Lilian Whelan (Senior Librarian at Blanchardstown Library) and Lynn Boylen (MEP for Dublin).

 

Runner up, Bobby Buckley prepares to give his speech.

Runner up, Bobby Buckley prepares to give his speech.

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Wunmi Excel Jalloh (Community & Empowerment Officer Fingal Ethnic Network), Rafe Costigan (FCC Community Development Officer) and Stiofan Nutty (Consultant and Broadcaster)