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It’s fair to say that LGBT Pride marches haven’t been as traditional in Ireland as they have been in other cities and countries around the world for the last number of decades. Those Pride festivals most prominent in my memory were the ones I would see covered in newspapers, like San Francisco and London. As a child, I remembered thinking how pretty all the colours were and how everyone taking part looked like they were having a great time. Of course, it did not dawn on a child to think such a colourful and populated march would be intertwined with a community’s fight for their equal rights as citizens. It just looked fun!
Polling station are open from 7am until 10pm tonight, Friday 22nd May. This is a historic referendum and voting Yes to Marriage Equality will ensure a more equal Ireland for all of our citizens.
Ógra Fianna Fáil called for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum on the age of presidential candidates. Speaking in Waterford, Ógra President Eoin Neylon said, "Ógra are hugely disappointed at the ridiculous decision to run this referendum at this juncture. The country faces much more pressing issues than this and it is only lip service to the political reform ticket that the Government were elected on. It is also insulting to young people that the Government are using this as a fob off to the youth agenda. At a time that youth unemployment is running at 22% in Ireland, the furthest thing from these people's minds is the age of the President
Ógra Fianna Fáil has launched its proposals on Youth Entrepreneurship. The proposals were launched last weekend at the Fianna Fáil Ard-Fheis by Ógra President, Eoin Neylon and Dara Calleary TD for Mayo and Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Senator Mary White, Fianna Fáil candidate for Dublin Rathdown and founder of Lir Chocolates and guest speakers Seán McBride, Founder of Dublin Differently and Jamie White, founder of Youth:Nation.
News of the summary dismissal of some Dunnes Stores employees who are members of the Mandate Trade Union has been met with condemnation by Ógra Fianna Fáil.
Ógra Fianna Fáil today condemned the Central Bank's decision to raise mortgage deposit amounts to 20%
Ógra Fianna Fáil has strongly rejected a proposal put forward by Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor calling for minimum alcohol pricing to be extended to pubs as well as off-licences.
Ógra Fianna Fáil has said that the tragic death of a homeless man just 50 meters from the gates of Leinster House is a stark reminder of the homeless crisis that is engulfing the country. Uachtarán Ógra, Eoin Neylon, says that the government has neglected the crisis for too long and its failure to put in place a realistic housing policy has only made matters worse. The Ógra leader is calling on the government to take immediate action to alleviate the plight of homeless people and to protect those at risk of losing their homes.
Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan is hosting an Education Seminar in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk next week to discuss the options available to students after their Leaving Cert. The event is primarily aimed at students who are in their final year of secondary school and are considering going on to third level.
The timetable for the National Youth Conference 2014 being held in Clane, Co. Kildare.
Ógra Fianna Fáil has today become a full member organisation of European Liberal Youth (LYMEC). Ógra’s application for full-membership status received resounding support from delegates at a meeting of the LYMEC Autumn Congress in Berlin.
Clare Ógra lose grip on Jack Lynch Cup in home county.
Ógra Fianna Fáil has today launched its pre-budget submission at a meeting of its National Council in Dublin. Ógra has called on the government to ensure that any budgetary adjustments are progressive in nature and should minimise the impact on those who can least afford to endure more cutbacks.
Ógra Fianna Fáil has today launched its third level recruitment campaign under the theme ‘Love a Good Party? Join Ógra.’
Ógra Fianna Fáil is set to host its annual summer school on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July next. The summer school, with the overarching theme of ‘Looking to the Future’, will be held at Queens University Belfast. The summer school will discuss such matters as the future of Irish republicanism, the need for education reform across Ireland and developing a sustainable Irish energy policy.
The 2014 Ógra Fianna Fáil Summer School will take place this Saturday, 5th July 2014, in Queen's University Belfast.
Ógra Fianna Fáil has strongly rejected proposals put forward by Young Fine Gael which include slashing the minimum wage by €2 for young people in place of an‘Earned Income Tax Credit’.
Mental health issues are the main health concern of young people in Ireland. Here we discuss some common signs of mental health problems as well as some coping strategies that are beneficial to those who are struggling to achieve positive mental health.
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Ógra Fianna Fáil has today outlined specific proposals which seek to address the growth in use of e-cigarettes and vaping products. In particular, Ógra is looking to address the apparent lack of regulation around the labelling, purchase and use of such products.