Taniaste Leo Varadkar arriving to Cabinet in Dublin Castle this morning
The membership of the Fianna Fáil youth wing has voted in support of a motion which called on party TDs “not to cast votes in favour of any individual seeking election to office of Taoiseach should said individual be under criminal investigation”.
The motion, which was before the Fianna Fáil Ógra National Youth Conference last weekend, also called on TDs “not to support said individuals to ministerial portfolios”.
Through the passing of the motion, the youth wing’s central office board will have to bring the same motion to the party’s ard fheis.
This means the membership of the entire Fianna Fáil party, as well as its ministers, TDs and senators, will vote on the motion at the party conference in several months’ time.
Fianna Fáil youth wing will call on TDs not to vote Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach if he is still under garda investigation (Independent.ie)
Professor John Crown tweetz:
Err, ahem. Is something missing here? Let me think. I think the odds of this happening randomly were 1/64.
Pic: Ógra Fianna Fáil
Ógra Fianna Fáil stand at the National Ploughing Championships.
Thanks Rob Gale
Delegates at Ógra Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference with party leader Michael Martin at the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare, urging citizens to register to vote ahead of the marriage equality referendum.
You can”t win anything with kids.
How Do I Register To Vote?
Related: Rainbow Coalition
Pic: Conor McCabe
Ógra Fianna Fail.
Will they EVER learn s
ome decent Photoshopping skills.?
Earlier The Blue Hoodies
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President of Ógra Fianna Fáil Kate Feeney and members of Ógra Fianna Fáil delivering an enormous copy of a letter to Michael Noonan the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure in protest at cuts in Jobseekers’ Allowance for those under 26.
The letter is also signed by the youth wing of the Green Party.
This is how it starts.
Kate Feeney says:
“It is disappointing that some of the other youth political parties have refused to stand with young people on this issue. Young Fine Gael failed to respond to our request for support, while Labour Youth informed us that they would not be supporting our efforts. They talk of their commitment to young people, yet when it comes to taking action they remain silent.
“Sinn Féin Republican Youth had indicated to me that they would support our efforts. However their representative failed to show up at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure to sign the letter and present it to Department officials.
Previously: Club 26
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
Be like that.
Teacher Gregor Kerr confronts a tee-over-business-shirt-clad member of Ogra Fianna Fail at a protest outside Leinster House this evening over cuts in education for children with special needs including to Special Needs Assistants (SNAs).
What on earth were they doing there?
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
Ian Woods writes:
I am an Ógra member and I was at the protest today. I believed that that cuts should be reversed as does my party and turned up to put pressure on the government to reverse this cut. I am 23 and like most Ógra members (who are all roughly the same age), bear no responsibility for the crisis.
Ógra has been fighting for reform in Fianna Fáil as well as the government in general is made up of a growing group of young, motivated people who believe in republicanism in its truest form: equality, liberty and fraternity. We have a right to protest these cuts, it was the motions we backed at the Ard Fheis which made this Fianna Fáil policy and resulted in the motion in the Dáil today.
We have a right to protest and to demonstrate what we stand for. Ógra is full of good, hard-working people who care enough to join a political party and fight for what they believe in. We stand for reversing these cuts and the hardship caused by these cuts should be the story of the day.
Is that the one about the punch drunk former heavyweight giving it one last shot?
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