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Ógra Fianna Fáil has launched its proposals for the reform of Seanad Éireann. The proposals oppose abolishing the second chamber and instead call for a reformed electoral system that would allow all citizens to vote and choose Senators in future. They would also give the Seanad a more defined role through scrutiny of European Union legislation and the power to cross-examine nominees to state bodies and the judiciary.
Ógra Fianna Fáil has launched its latest policy on organ donation. The policy is timed to coincide with Organ Donor Awareness Week and aims to increase the number of organ donors in Ireland as well as awareness of the issue.
The Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis will take place at the RDS, Dublin 4 on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2013. You can download delegate and observer forms for the Ard Fheis here.
The Ógra Fianna Fáil National Council AGM will be held at 11am on Saturday 23rd March 2013 in the Camden Court Hotel 2013. This AGM will elect the National Council Chair and Secretary for the year ahead. Delegate registration now closed.
The Meath East By-Election will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2013. You can sign up to the Ógra Fianna Fáil campaign to volunteer in Meath East here.
The Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference debated and voted on over 152 motions in Sligo in February. You can view the motions and results here.
Ógra Fianna Fáil hosted the largest political youth conference in Sligo from 22nd to 23rd February. The Conference discussed the main challenges facing young people including mental health, employment and the challenges facing young graduates. The Conference also elected a new Central Officer Board to lead Ógra Fianna Fáil into 2014.
Ógra Fianna Fáil elected a new Central Officer Board at the National Youth Conference in Sligo. The new officer board will be responsible for leading Ireland's largest political youth movement forward in advance of the 2014 Local and European Elections.
The Clár of the National Youth Conference is now available here. This year's Clár reflects the challenges currently facing the young people of Ireland by focusing on Youth Mental Health, Youth Employment, Education and the difficulties facing graduates.
All motions to the Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference 2013 have now been validated and published by the NYC Motions Steering Committee. All registered delegates to the Conference can speak and vote on the motions proposed.
All validly nominated candidates contesting positions for the Central Officer Board at the Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference in Sligo have now been announced. Voting will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo on Saturday 23rd February 2013 from 8.00am to 10.00am.
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Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly (who earns €169,275), was quoted in the Sunday Business Post as saying; “Nursing & midwifery graduates that aren't happy with a reduced €22k per annum salary can emigrate or work in fast food outlets.” Upon first reading, it is quite difficult to comprehend that an elected official, notwithstanding a Government Minister, would make a statement fuelled with such disheartening sentiment.
The Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference will be held from 22nd to 23rd of February 2013 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo. Elections will be held for all positions of the Ógra Fianna Fáil Central Officer Board and motion workshops will discuss the challenges facing young people in Ireland today. All registered members of Ógra Fianna Fáil are entitled to attend as delegates. Sign up here!
Elections for all positions on the Central Officer Board of Ógra Fianna Fáil will take place at this year's National Youth Conference in Sligo from 22nd to 23rd February. Nomination forms for all positions can be found here.
The Gobnait O’Connell Memorial Award was first announced at the National Youth Conference 2000 in Westport, Co. Mayo. The award is named after Gobnait O’Connell, Youth and Membership Development Officer of Fianna Fáil from 1997 to 2000 who was tragically killed in a car accident in September 2000. During her time working for Fianna Fáil her passion and support for Ógra was widely recognised among members. The prize will be awarded to the Best Ógra of each year and a perpetual trophy and a cash prize will be presented at each Youth Conference.
The National Youth Conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of young people in Ireland. This year the NYC will be held in Sligo from the 22nd to 23rd of February. Ógra members meet to debate wide ranging issues in Education, Welfare, Healthcare, Justice and many other areas. Elections form part of the National Youth Conference, with positions being filled for the incoming Central Officer Board of Ógra Fianna Fáil.
Isn’t it great that we in the North can just step away from the big issues? Like the recession, unchanging unemployment, an underdeveloped private sector, lack of investment, the euro crisis, the upcoming Westminster and Dáil budgets and regular partisan gridlock in Stormont?
Uachtarán Ógra, Eamon Quinlan, has welcomed the latest The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes polling statistics showing increases in satisfaction for Fianna Fáil and also showing the party leader, Micheál Martin, to be the most popular amongst those surveyed. However...
The newly elected committee and expanded membership of Waterford Ógra took to the doorsteps last week and were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome laid out for them by the public.