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Meet Our Officers: Cárthach Ó Faoláin, Deputy President



My name is Cárthach Ó Faoláin and I currently hold the position of

Deputy President in the Union. I come from the Rinn Ó gCuanach

Gaeltacht village in Co. Waterford where I attended both primary and

secondary schools; Scoil Náisiúnta na Rinne and Meánscoil San Nioclás.

I recently moved to Cork City to study Law & Irish in University

College Cork.

Previous to being elected last Spring, I had been active and remain to

be active in the Youth Empowerment/Youth Work scene locally and

nationally. From the beginning of my secondary education I was a

member of ‘Waterford County (later a joint Waterford group) Comhairle

na nÓg’ where I sat on the National Executive (alongside our President

Jane as it happens, who represented Cork County). Following my term

ending in Comhairle na nÓg I was invited to join the working group,

the National Implementation team for Structured Dialogue in Ireland-

‘Young Voices’ by a former Nat. Exec. facilitator. Here we work on

implementing EU youth policy in Ireland.

Young Voices provided me with many opportunities to gain experience

and represent young people, such as speaking at many events around

Ireland, and most excitingly, I was selected to be one of three Irish

Youth Delegates at the 2016 EU Youth Conference in Amsterdam,

Netherlands last April, and will represent Irish young people again in

Kosice in Slovakia in October.

Educational interests include Culture, Language, Education Reform and

Healthy lifestyle and I hope to work on these themes during my term as

Deputy President.

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