Ógra Aontú New Committee Formed With Dean Céitinn as Chair
Ógra Aontú held its AGM in recent weeks in Dublin. Our event was very well attended and it is clear there is appetite for our policies of life, unity and economic justice among the younger generation.
Dean Céitinn, a student of Trinity College Dublin, was elected to the position of Chairperson. Speaking after his election, Mr Keating said:
"Its a privilege to have been elected to this position by the membership of Ógra Aontú. I want to thank my predecessor Keith Francis for his work as chair over the past term, and the previous committee for the work and effort they put into the organisation of the AGM. In my term I intend to focus on building up our regional and university structures, and increasing membership"
Mr Céitinn continued: "I note that according to recent opinion polls, Aontú is most popular among the younger voters. The key issues effecting young people in Ireland today are quite clearly youth emigration, the cost of living, rising rents, and the many students struggling to balance full time employment with full time education".
"Ógra Aontú passed a number of important motions at our Ard Fheis which will guide our policies over this term. We passed motions on Human Rights, the Irish Language, crime and anti-social behavior, vaping, mental health, the environment, neutrality, agriculture and human trafficking. It was fantastic to see so much engagement and respectful discourse around these debates and issues. If anyone wishes to join Ógra Aontú please reach out to us on social media", concluded Mr Céitinn.