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“Rise Up” event hears calls for young people to make their voices heard - Mary Lou McDonald TD

29 March, 2019 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald this morning hosted a conference aimed at young people in Dublin.

Teachta McDonald said that now more than ever it is important that young people make their voices heard.

Speaking following the event in Croke Park the Sinn Féin President said:

“It is more important now than ever before that young people get involved in politics and make their voices heard. It is even more important that they are listened to by the political establishment.

“Decades of conservative governments have decimated youth services and disproportionately targeted young people in successive austerity budgets.

“The young people who attended the conference this morning aired their concerns about the provision of mental health services, the education system, their right to fair play in the workplace and a lack of community youth facilities.

“They also raised the issue of climate change and the need for action.

“This is the generation who will be left to deal with the failed politics of the political establishment. They told us this morning that they want action and I think it’s about time their voices were heard.”

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