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17/11/17 Donegal Youth Council presents to Glenties MD

 Donegal Youth Council presents to Glenties MD

Pictured following presentation by Donegal Youth Council to Glenties Municipal District meeting on Tuesday are seated: Carolyn Maguire Youth Council Co-ordinator, Youth Councillor Roisin Costello, Youth Councillor Shauna Doherty, Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuig, Cathaoirleach of Glenties MD. Back row Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill, Cllr John Sheamais O’Fearraigh, Cllr. Maire Therese Gallagher, Michael McGarvey, Director of Service, Cllr Enda Bonnar and Eamon Brown, Area Manager.


Two Donegal Youth Councillors attended the meeting of Glenties Municipal District on Tuesday this week and gave a detailed presentation on the work that they have been involved in over the last 12 months.


Roisin Costello and Shauna Doherty outlined details on the priority work programme for the youth council and their priorities include sport recognition for girls, sexual health and education, facilities for young people and body image.


Donegal Youth Council is made up of 33 young people from every corner of Donegal including each of the 26 secondary schools and from the different youth clubs and organisations including Foroige and the Donegal Travellers Project. 


DYC with Glenties Cathaoirleach

Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuig with Youth Councillors Roisin Costello and Shauna Doherty


Cathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuig said he was extremely proud to have two more female councillors from the local area attend Glenties Municipal District meeting and he highlighted the importance of encouraging, supporting and facilitating greater female participation in political life.  He said that research and experience shows that gender diversity yields better outcomes in political decision-making and greatly improves democratic outcomes.


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