Ă“gra Fianna FĂˇil
In the Irish language
, the initial letter of a proper noun in the genitive, as in Fianna FĂˇil, is lenited, and therefore the grammatically correct spelling is Ă“gra Fhianna FĂˇil. is the youth wing
of Fianna FĂˇil
, a political party
. Within Fianna FĂˇil it is simply called Ă“gra
). It was founded in 1975 by party leader Jack Lynch
under the guidance of party general secretary, SĂ©amus Brennan
. In the Republic, it is active in some major Third Level Institutes
and in some DĂˇil constituencies
. It began recruiting members in Northern Ireland
, beginning on 25 September 2007 in Derry
at Magee College
of the University of Ulster
, and proceeding to Queen's University Belfast
the following day.
Ă“gra is a full member of Fianna FĂˇil itself. The national leadership of Ă“gra is the National Youth Committee, which is elected at the National Youth Conference which takes place every year to 18 months.
Six members of the Youth Committee are on the Ard Comhairle (the national governing body) of Fianna FĂˇil. This also includes the Leas-Cathaoirleach
who is elected by all the members, one representative from third-level institution branches, and one from each four regions Munster, Leinster, Connacht-Ulster and Dublin.
There are sixteen further members of the Youth Committee: three from each region and three from the third level sector. Ă“gra Fianna FĂˇil recently expanded into Northern Ireland and has... Read More