Comhairle na nÓg AGM In Swords Castle

Comhirle na nOgPictured at the Fingal Comhairle na nÓg AGM at Swords Castle are Paul Reid (Chief Executive Fingal County Council) with St Joseph's Secondary School Rush students, Ellie Fagan, Abbey Coleman, Rebecca Doran, Roisin Corr and Caroline Kelly

The County Council’s Comhairle na nÓg held its AGM and Let’s Go Mental event in the grounds of Swords Castle on Thursday, 22nd October.
The event was introduced by the Chairperson, Daria Jonkisz and was attended by the Chief Executive Paul Reid who welcomed the 100 plus students from over 20 schools around the county.
The AGM heard from members of the Comhairle on their two projects – developing wristbands promoting LGBT rights and carrying out a feasibility study to introduce First Aid in secondary schools. Suzanne Byrne from Youth Work Ireland spoke to the AGM about this year’s Dáil na nÓg. This event, which is only open to members of Comhairle na nÓg, will take place in Croke Park in November with a special emphasis on education. The AGM was also asked to complete a questionnaire about the most important human rights to children and young people in Ireland. This feedback will be part of a report by the Department of Justice and Equality on how human rights are respected in Ireland.
Let’s Go Mental event was launched by County Mayor, Cllr. David O’Connor who thanked the members for their hard work in organising the “best Let’s Go Mental” event in the country. Students hugely enjoyed participating in the activities around these concepts at the event, including giant Jenga and Connect Four, Zumba classes, untangling themselves out of a human knot and enjoyed peaceful mindfulness sessions in the newly renovated chapel at Swords Castle.
Minister James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs dropped in on the day to wish everyone well in the Let’s Go Mental event.