Over 500 Young People Attend the Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference 2013
Ógra Fianna Fáil hosted the largest political youth conference in Sligo from 22nd to 23rd February. This year's Conference focused on youth mental health, jobs and the challenges facing graduates. The Conference also elected a new Central Officer Board to lead Ógra Fianna Fáil into 2014.
Speaking at the Conference, Party Leader Micheál Martin TD, stated 'Fianna Fáil has spent the last two years empowering its younger members and giving them a stronger voice within the party. Ógra Fianna Fáil is now the largest youth political organisation in the country, doubling its enrolment at third level institutions across the country at the start of this academic year.'
Ógra Fianna Fáil hosted a number of guest speakers at the event include CEO of Inspire, Ireland Elaine Geraghty, Chief Operating Officer at Headstrong, Joseph Duffy, former president of the Medical Council, Dr John Hillery, funding and advocacy director at Pieta House, Tom McEvoy, head of innovation at Sligo IT, Niall McEvoy, former USI president, Gary Redmond and INMO student representative, Aishling Maher.
The Conference also elected a new Central Officer Board with Kate Feeney being elected the first female President of Ógra Fianna Fáil.
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