Why Fine Gael lost the Local Elections

Personal Opinon Blog Post from YFG Member Dan McInerney -  Positivity, Positivity, Positivity – The message the Government should have been shouting from the rooftops in the weeks running up to May 23rd. Instead, the Fine Gael army of candidates young and old were forced to walk a minefield, laid down by their own “Sergeant Majors” Canvasser...
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The European Commission, Democratic Legitimacy and Jean-Claude Juncker

Blog Post from YFG International Secretary Eoin O'Driscoll If one common trend can be identified in last month's European Parliament elections it has been the surging support for euroskeptic parties across the continent. UKIP in Britain, the Front Nationale in France, the True Finns in Finland, Syriza and Golden Dawn in Greece, the Geert Wilders P...
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YFG Blog - One Member Making a Difference

Blog Post from YFG Member James Bohan So many times I have been asked what do I do as an ordinary member of Young Fine Gael. Most naively believe that we do nothing. This is not true. This is evident in the recent Fair Fares campaign. A few months back, members received an email about a meeting between the YFG executive and the Minister for Trans...
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YFG Blog - Youth Political Apathy: Ireland and Spain; one Union, worlds apart

Blog Post from YFG Member, MJ Murphy (Wexford YFG) A member of Young Fine Gael can easily say that we should not waste our ballot when we go to the polls on Election Day, but, when we step back and look at other situations not too far from home, we should consider ourselves lucky. The Irish political system works well, in the sense of allowing sma...
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YFG Blog - Reflections on events in Ukraine

Reflections on events in Ukraine Blog Post from YFG Internation Secretary Eoin O'Driscoll Last week the people of Ukraine toppled a dictator. We are used to seeing the machinations of violent authoritarianism. The bloodshed and repression concomitant with the exercise of power without due regard to the will of the people is no alien to our newsp...
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