YFG Launches Pre-Budget Submission

Young Fine Gael has unveiled its Pre-Budget Submission entitled Striving for Progress ahead of October’s Budget. The document lays out a path towards getting Ireland and its young people back to work and building a fairer, more sustainable and a more progressive future across all regions and sectors of society.

Striving for Progress contains 90 policy proposals and builds on YFG’s 2020 Youth Manifesto and Programme for Government submissions.

Commenting on this afternoon’s launch, YFG’s Vice-President and Director of Policy, Garry O’Sullivan, said:

“This document is the culmination of the ideas and values of our membership; achievable. pragmatic, and progressive policies to enhance the lives of young people in Ireland. We hope that the Government will take on board some of these proposals, and ask that they particularly focus on youth measures in this year’s Budget to create a new social contract with young people.”

President of YFG, Daire Lawler, added:

“Young people make up a large share of those who are unemployed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are calling on the Government to put the protection of young people’s wellbeing as a matter of priority during this incredibly difficult time. Our Pre-Budget Submission offers dynamic, solution-oriented policy that focuses on giving them a break and assures them of high-quality education and exciting career opportunities.”