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Motions for Debate at National Conference - News - Young Fine Gael

Motions for Debate at National Conference

We will be releasing the motions selected for debate at YFG National Conference over the next few days. The Conference takes place on 22-24 November 2013 in Tower Hotel Waterford. All details can be found here.

Motion 1:

YFG proposes that the voting age be dropped to 16 years of age. 
Tipperary South YFG 
Motion 2:
YFG calls on the Local Authorities of Ireland to put in place a new and start-up business agreement on commercial rates being graded 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% each year in the first 4 years of business, to support job creation and entrepreneurship.

YFG National Executive

Motion 3:

YFG calls on the Government to appoint an independent investigator to assess all investigations of missing persons for the last 25 years and to re-open those which are deemed feasible.

Laois YFG

Motion 4:

YFG calls on the Government to roll out a blanket campaign on suicide prevention, similar to campaign ran against smoking and speeding, and investigate introducing mandatory annual counselling sessions for all second level students.

YFG National Executive

Motion 5:

YFG believes that the Government should abandon any proposal to introduce 'minimum alcohol pricing'. The Government should increase excise duty and other taxes, which would make alcohol more expensive and discourage alcohol abuse.

Dublin South West

Motion 6:

YFG calls for an end to the right of automatic remission in prison sentences. Under the current system, nearly all prisoners are automatically entitled to be released after serving two thirds of their sentence, which we believe is a mockery of justice and an insult to the victims of crime. YFG calls for remittance to be judged on an individual basis, as a reward to those deemed to have genuinely reformed.

Wexford YFG

Motion 7:

YFG supports Minister Coveney's work to lift the restrictions on Irish Beef exports to America and China. We call on the Minister to work with his Department's veterinarians to implement all required technical changes to enable American and Chinese legal changes to affect our farmers. Furthermore, we call on Bord Bia to begin advertising and marketing campaigns to reap the maximum benefits from these changes. 

YFG National Executive

Motion 8:

YFG calls on the Government to introduce a scheme whereby third level grants would be replayable upon a person earning at least €21,000 per annum, after finishing their level education. Grant qualification criteria should remain the same, as should current student registration fees capped at €3,000.


Motion 9:

YFG calls on the Government to radically change the teaching of languages in Ireland, by changing the Junior Certificate exam to be solely based on oral language skills and by introducing written examination only at Leaving Certificate Level. 

YFG National Executive

Motion 10:

YFG proposes that Fine Gael will not enter into a coalition with any party whose leader was a member of the previous FF/Green Govt.


Motion 11:

YFG calls on the Minister for Justice to replace the current organisation-lead system of Garda vetting with a system covering multiple organisations, to be valid for two years as this would ensure a better and faster process of Garda Vetting applications and would clear the backlog of applications.

YFG Maynooth






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