Shane Brady of Killahornia, Creagh, Ballinasloe, has been elected chairperson of the Roscommon-Galway branch of Young Fine Gael at an online meeting.
Shane had previously held roles on the committee, and is looking forward to campaigning locally, nationally, and internationally on issues facing young people.
The AGM was guest chaired by local Senator Aisling Dolan, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Education and Higher Education.
Speaking following the meeting, Shane said that he is delighted to be elected as chairperson of the local branch.
“I joined Young Fine Gael because the organisation has a long history of leading from the front in issues facing young people in Ireland, and it will be a huge honour to play a part in that,” he said.
“Joining Young Fine Gael was a great decision, and I would encourage anyone between the ages of 15-35 to consider joining via www.yfg.ie or by contacting the branch social media.”
Senator Aisling Dolan said that she looks forward to working with Shane and all the team in the Young Fine Gael branch.
“With my role on the Joint Oireachtas Education Committee and the first ever- Sub Committee for Mental Health, I am especially focused on young people and the impact of Covid-19 and the lockdown on education as well as the stress and pressure on wellbeing,” said Senator Dolan.
“We have worked very hard on the Cycleway campaign to encourage people of all ages in towns and villages make submissions across East Galway to showcase the excellent routes through Ballinasloe town for unique boglands, blueways, heritage, culture and sense of community.
“The selection of a preferred route corridor will be known by the end of October- mid November. This will transform life in our towns and villages in the West.”