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Home News Latest News National Student Midwife Debate 2018 in University of Limerick

National Student Midwife Debate 2018 in University of Limerick

Home News Latest News National Student Midwife Debate 2018 in University of Limerick
June 01, 2018

The National Student Midwife Debate 2018 took place on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 in the University of Limerick.

The National Student Midwife Debate 2018 took place on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 in the University of Limerick.

Leigh Gath, Disability Advocate and Confidential Recipient for Health Service Executive gave the keynote speech.

The motion for debate was: "This House Believes that 100 years of Midwifery Regulation in Ireland has Enhanced the Safety and Quality of Midwifery Care”. 

The winning team of Megan Smith from University College Dublin, Deborah Hadley from University of Limerick and Lane Galvin from Dundalk Institute of Technology debated in favour of the motion. They were challenged by Francesca Beahan from Trinity College Dublin, Ashria Mohamed from University College Cork and Chloe Ferriter from NUI Galway who debated against the motion. Margaret Quigley, Director of Midwifery University Maternity Hospital, Limerick chaired and moderated the debate. 


The winning team

The winning team


The challengers

The challengers




Pictured from left to right are:  Dr Sylvia Murphy Tighe (UL), Chloe Ferriter (NUIG), Francesca Beahan (TCD), Ashria Mohamed (UCC), Mary Griffin (NMBI), Leigh Gath (HSE), Essene Cassidy (NMBI), Deborah Hadley (UL), Lane Galvin (DKIT), Megan Smith (UCD), Dawn Johnston (NMBI) and Dr Denise Lawler (NMBI). 

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