Kate Feeney, a 27 year old accountant from Sligo, was elected by her peers to lead Fianna Fáil’s youth wing at the party’s National Youth Conference in Sligo.
Over 500 young people attended the two day event, which included debates and workshops on youth mental health, jobs and graduate opportunities, and the renewal of Fianna Fáil.
Ms Feeney joined Ógra Fianna Fáil as a first year student in NUI Galway nearly 10 years ago. She has pledged to mobilise members and increase the activity of Ógra Fianna Fáil at a local and national level.
“Ógra Fianna Fáil must take charge of its title as the largest youth political organisation in the country. This is a pivotal time in our party’s history and our input as younger members has never been so important. We must strengthen our role in third level institutions, in communities and in the party at a national level,” Ms Feeney said.
“My goal is to ensure that we are a positive and active organisation representing young people from all walks of life. Every single member of Ógra has a part to play in this, and I will make sure that their voices were heard.”