Cheered on by over 500 delegates, and supporters, Malahide man was elected to the position of President of Ógra Fianna Fáil at the party’s National Youth Conference in Limerick.

Doyle, who has been actively leading the resurgence of Ógra Fianna Fáil across Dublin City and County over the past number of years, defeated Tyrone woman, Briege MacOscar in a hotly fought presidential election at the annual Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference which took place over the weekend at the South Court Hotel, Limerick City.

Commenting on the election result, the Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin said: “This is a wonderful achievement by James, and I am confident he will lead Ógra Fianna Fáil with distinction over his term of office.”

“Ógra Fianna Fáil plays an incredibly important role in the life of our party. Many of the current parliamentary party came up through the ranks of Ógra, with the current membership of Ógra providing the impetus for our policy positions in recent years.”

The new President of Ógra Fianna Fáil, James Doyle said: “I am conscious of the important role that Ógra continues to play in the life of Fianna Fáil. As the largest progressive, republican youth organisation on the island of Ireland, Ógra will continue to campaign on issues that matter to young people.”

“Ensuring the voice of young people at the heart of policy formation, and decision making, in Fianna Fáil is something I, and Party Leader, Micheál Martin, will work to increase and strengthen over my term.”

“I urge every young person who believes in a fair, equal and progressive Ireland to join Ógra Fianna Fáil, to help us shape our party’s policies and to help us put our vision of An Ireland for All into action,” concluded Doyle.

Over the course of weekend, delegates debated issues such as the needs of rural Ireland resulting from the fallout from Brexit and the need for an increased focus on science and technology in schools.