8th November 2018

On the 18th of October ten students from second and transition year attended the Roscommon Comhairle na nÓg AGM in The Hub in Castlerea. They were joined by students from other schools around the county. Four students who are currently on the Roscommon Comhairle also attended the AGM. They were, Liam Pearce, Remy Ryan, Roscommon Joint Policing Committee Representative, Ryan Davies, Vice Chairman, and Michael Lough, National Executive Delegate. Sinead Dillon, Youth Leader. The event ran from 10am until 2:30pm. Ryan was the MC for the event. Cathaoirleach Ivan Connaughton, Remy, Michael and Chairperson, Katie Blain gave speeches at the start. When students arrived, they were asked to write down the three biggest issues they thought young people faced in the county. The five biggest issues outlined were crime, alcohol, drugs, bullying and travel. Students then took part in a World Café exercise where they were split into groups and went to five different tables where at each table they commented on the problems and solutions of these issues. Edwina Farrell from Youth Work Midlands gave a talk about Internet Safety. After lunch students voted on which of the five issues they wanted the Roscommon Comhairle to work on over the next year and each school voted for the students they wanted to join from their school. Congratulations to Jared Comer, transition year and Molly Beckett, second year, for being elected onto Comhairle na nÓg. Many thanks to Comhairle na nÓg for organising the event.