Concern’s Head of Active Citizenship, Michael Doorly, said: “Concern would like to wish Gráinne Carr, the Kildare Rose and former All-Ireland Concern Debates champion, the very best of luck in this year’s Rose of Tralee competition.
“Gráinne has been an exceptional ambassador and advocate for Concern’s work with some of world’s poorest people.”
Concern – which is marking its 50th anniversary this year – created Concern Debates in 1984 to challenge students to debate global development issues.
Any school interested in taking part in this year’s Concern Debates or any individual who would like to judge the debates in their local schools – just like Gráinne Carr – can email email@example.com.
For more information or interview requests, please contact Kevin Jenkinson at 086 358 2886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.