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Comhairle na nÓg



Introduction
• Comhairle na nÓg directly translates to Council of the Youth
• Originally formed in 2002 by the City and County Development Boards of all 31 city/county councils as part of the National Children’s Strategy
• Recognised as an official entity of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
• Kildare Comhairle na nÓg represents young people from all around the county and as of present, there are nine local comhairlí across the county

What We Do
• We give young people a chance to develop personal and social responsibilities
• We recognise young people as a valuable asset in decision making
• We work to better the lives of young people on both the national and local scale

Some Reasons Why Young People Get Involved 
• An Interest in politics
• To voice their opinions on issues that affect them
• To help change their local area

Structure of Comhairle na nÓg
■ National Executive (1 Representative from the 31 County/City Comhairlí)
■ County Panel
■ Local Comhairlí

How to Get Involved 
Each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), we hope to get more young people to join Comhairle na nÓg. You can go to your local youth project to inquire about joining a local comhairle.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Every year, we hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) where together, we discuss the issues that are of importance to us. Young people aged 12 to 18 come from all over the county, representing youth projects and schools. At our latest AGM on the 24th of October 2018, roughly 170 young people attended. There, we held workshops relating to our 2017-2019 issue of 'Mental Health With A Focus In Schools'. We also had the Kildare Youth Services Regional Youth Mental Health Worker Aoife Connolly of speak at the AGM.

County Panel Members (2018 - 2019)
Leixlip - Callum, Liam & Hannah
Celbridge - Dyaln, Rosie & Yvonne
Clane - Aaron, Clodagh & Ryan
Athy - Cormac, Evan & Jack
The Curragh - Adam, Cole and Niamh
Kildare Town - Jade, Jake, Leanne B, Leanne W, Paris
Newbridge - Chloe, Mackenzie & Mary
Naas - Inesa, Matthew & Oana

County Committee (2018 - 2019)
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Rosie

National Executive Representative: Aaron 

Treasurer: Dylan

Public Relations Officer (PRO): Evan
Vice Public Relations Officer (PRO): Vacant

Secretary: Vacant

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