Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Young Fine Gael AGM on Friday

The Mid-Roscommon branch of Young Fine Gael will hold their AGM this Friday, March 12th in Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon, at 8.30 pm sharp.

On the agenda for the night will be the election of officers for 2010/2011 along with other topics including the growing popularity for the need for a cinema in Roscommon Town. The current chairperson of the branch, Mr. Keith Hoare stressed the importance of young people getting involved in politics. “It has never been more important in the history of Irish politics for young people to get actively involved because the future for us has never been so uncertain. It is the young people of this country who are suffering hugely from the effects of unemployment and emigration in particular and the only way to address these issues is for young people to stand together and vigorously campaign against the lack of employment opportunities for them under this lame government who fail to listen to us.”

Newly-appointed chairperson of the Fine Gael Economics and Business Affairs Committee Deputy Denis Naughten will also be in attendance. All members are urged to attend the meeting and anybody interested in getting actively involved within Young Fine Gael is more than welcome to come along. Anyone who cannot make the meeting and who wants to get involved can feel free to email keithh07@hotmail.com

  Meanwhile the recent decision by Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to appoint local TD Denis Naughten as the new Chairperson of the Fine Gael Economic and Business Affairs Committee has been warmly welcomed by the Mid-Roscommon branch of Young Fine Gael.

Chairperson of the branch, Keith Hoare, said: “This is a tremendous endorsement of Denis Naughten by Enda Kenny, who recognises the huge input and hard work which Deputy Naughten has brought to national politics since his first Dáil election in 1997.

“This new key economic role is one of great importance in these tough times with Denis Naughten now leading the Fine Gael Economic team responsible for major economic policies which, when implemented after the next election, will see Ireland on the road to swift recovery.

“The decision by Enda Kenny to allocate this crucial portfolio to Deputy Naughten is testimony to his ability, experience and knowledge which has been evident throughout his political career to date.” He added that the possibility of Denis Naughten being allocated a ministerial portfolio after the next general election had “strengthened significantly” and that the benefits of this new role for the people of Roscommon-South Leitrim were “hugely advantageous”.