Millstreet’s Gary O’Donovan has been elected as the Dublin Regional Organiser of Young Fine Gael, following YFG’s recent National Conference.
The former Millstreet Community School student is currently reading Law and History at Dublin City University. He has been previously involved in many campaigns for the party at various levels in both YFG and the senior party.
His move to national politics began at the Young Fine Gael National Conference which took place for the first time ever online and was attended by almost 500 young people across Ireland.
Gary has spent the last 18 months building up the DCU Young Fine Gael Branch, which was recipient of YFG Dublin Branch of the Year 2020 and has won awards from the University’s Clubs and Societies. The Branch has also seen its numbers significantly rise and he successfully oversaw the planning of a trip to Brussels to enhance YFG’s relations with its sister party in the Youth European People’s Party.
Gary (20) said he hopes to make an impact on the national youth political stage after being given such a mandate to serve and make a difference. “As Dublin Regional Organiser, I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation in the Region and I will have a massive opportunity to make YFG’s presence in the Capital ever stronger. I am bursting with ambition on making sure young people feel Young Fine Gael best represents their interests and that it is an organisation in which they are then able to call their political home”. [read more …] “Cork Man Gets Top Dublin Young Fine Gael Job”
The death has occurred of Daniel Murphy, John St. South, Dublin & formerly of Tanyard, Millstreet, Co. Cork.
The death has occurred of the late, Daniel (Joseph) Murphy, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family, sadly missed by his beloved wife Mary, son Stanley, daughters Fiona, Vanessa, Siobhán, Aislinn, grandchildren , Mary, Danny-Joe, Úna, Oscar, Caoimhe, Ernán, sisters Margaret Kelleher (Mount Leader, Millstreet), Delia Barrett (Tullig, Millstreet), Joan Murphy (Tanyard, Millstreet) and extended family.
May He Rest In Peace
A private funeral will take place due to Government advice, on Monday in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 1:45 pm A book of condolence is open on the link HERE
It’s five years to the day that President Michael D. Higgins was inaugurated as President of Ireland on 11/11/’11. It was also a day on which Michael Cashman sent me a text in the afternoon to indicate that he had just seen a few of us on the 1pm News being interviewed outside Dublin Castle Gates in the pouring rain (!) by RTÉ’s Ann Marie Smith. Amazingly the piece was repeated on all the News Bulletins throughout that day! And we have our own personal video coverage of the arrival of the President with all the entourage on that historic day….some of which is yet to be shown on LTV2 Millstreet. (S.R.)
Gordon O’Keeffe RDF ( Reserve Defence Force ) of which he has been a member for 39 years. He is part of Company 12th Battalion attached to Sarsfield Barracks in Limerick . He is one of only 200 RDF (Reserve Defence Force) members and 2,300 members of the PDF (Permanent Defence Force ) who will be taking part in the 1916 Easter Sunday commemoration in Dublin on Easter Sunday 2016 . They will be marching from Stephens Green via O’Connell Street to Parnell Street with ceremonies at The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin Castle, the GPO and the Garden of Remembrance between 9.00am and 12.30 pm on Easter Sunday April 27th. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)
Another Millstreet native JD Corcoran also took part in the parades in Dublin at Kilmainham Gaol, as a member of the Prison Services. ( here )