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
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