Speaking to the Comhairle na nOg school representatives from Finglas and Ballymun at the Ardmore Hotel.

All the local schools were represented and teachers and facilitators from the CYC and local Council Youth Services organised the day. This event was the Ballymun-Finglas Area part of the city wide organisation. I was speaking as chairman of the Northwest Area Committee and Paul McAuliffe (FF) spoke as chairman of the Joint Policing Committee.

About Dublin Comhairle na nÓg.

Dublin Comhairle Na nÓg is Dublin’s Parliament for Young People. The Parliament is made up of a group of approximately 50 young people aged between 12 and 17 from areas all over Dublin. Dublin Comhairle na nÓg is about giving young people the chance to talk about Local and National issues of importance to them and also to have a say in the future of the City in which they live. It is a way of making sure the voices of young people are heard and that their questions are answered by the adults who are in a position to make real changes that will ultimately impact on the lives of young people in Dublin City.

The Comhairle is run by Dublin City Council and is funded by them and the Office of the Minister for Children