28th March 2019
On Monday, 25th March, Remy Ryan, 3rd year student, was awarded with an educational trip to the European Parliaments in Strasbourg and Brussels, which will take place in November, later this year. Remy is a member of Comhairle na nÓg, a youth organisation that gives the youth of Ireland the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies and gives these young people a chance for their voice to be heard. Remy expresses a great interest in local and national politics. As part of Comhairle na nÓg, Remy has organised many events such as an intergenerational event ‘Tea with Teens’ and events on mental health. Through Comhairle na nÓg, Remy took on online quiz on Graduate.ie for ten consecutive weeks. These quizzes are based on Irish and European politics. The aim of Graduate.ie is to engage, inform and inspire you people about local and national political topics.
Back in December, on the 10th week, Remy was successful and won the online quiz. Over thirty students from around the country will partake in this trip to the European Parliaments in Strasbourg and Brussels, where they will participate in a Youth Parliament session. This prize is sponsored by Roscommon County Council and was presented to Remy by the Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Cllr. Ivan Connaughton. This is a fantastic opportunity for Remy and we wish him the best of luck with his future involvement in Comhairle na nÓg.
Cllr. Ivan Connaughton, Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, Principal Georgina Keena, Remy Ryan (3rd Year) and Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher at the presentation