Ógra Fianna Fáil
Ógra Fianna Fáil is a progressive, republican political youth movement, the largest and most active political youth movement in Ireland.
As one of the largest and most active political youth movements in Ireland today, Ógra gives young people the opportunity to get involved in real politics and engage in political activity at a local, national and international level.
Members actively participate in debating and developing policy on a range of issues which affect young people and their communities.
We run a host of different political and social events throughout the year including the National Youth Conference and Markievicz Summer School, as well as many other regional and local events.
Ógra’s core role is to engage in political activities such as campaigning, lobbying and promoting our policies and values. Socialising is important too and Ógra is a great place to make new friends and meet new people.
To highlight and campaign for the needs and issues that affect and interest young people
To promote opportunities for young people to participate in political debate and discussion
To ensure young people have a voice and a say on the issues which affect their futures
Fianna Fáil is committed to facilitating and enabling homeownership. A strong affordability scheme is vital to securing that
To encourage and promote as many young candidates as possible for Fianna Fáil
Since January 2014, motor insurance premiums have increased by 60% for domestic and commercial customers. Young drivers in particular have been more adversely affected, as they are identified by insurance providers as being high risk drivers.
Ógra is putting forward these proposals seeking to increase transparency for consumers, lower the risk associated with drivers and their vehicles, and tackle the key issues identified by our members.
This year Ógra developed a new action plan to tackle the housing crisis for young people. The policy aims to tackle the lack of supply of houses and student accommodation, as well as assist first time buyers saving to buy their first home.
Founded in 1975 as the youth wing of Fianna Fáil The Republican Party, membership of Ógra is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 30 inclusive, either in higher education institutions or in any constituency around the island of Ireland.
Many members of the current Parliamentary Party began their political involvement in Ógra and are a strong testament to Ógra’s role in encouraging active participation of young people at all levels of the Fianna Fáil Party and in public life. Members have also held key positions in student politics across the country and been leaders in their communities and local groups.
Social and political activities are important in Ógra and the National Youth Conference and Summer School, which take place every year, as well as many other national, regional and local events, are exciting and interesting both politically and socially.
It was visionary, idealistic and committed young people who founded Fianna Fáil, under the leadership of Eamon de Valera in 1926. What followed was a momentous national movement encompassing the ideals of a united Ireland, social and economic advancement and equal opportunities.
The next decade will present many more challenges for Ógra, but that is what Ógra is all about: meeting challenges. The vibrancy and enthusiasm of youth is a unique thing that should be cherished and used to its full potential. Ógra will continue to play a defining role in the future of Ireland’s largest political party and in shaping the Ireland we want to live in.