Young Fine Gael NUI Galway is an active political society here on campus. Why not join us and be part of one of the largest and most active branches in the country!
Young Fine Gael (YFG) is the youth wing of the Fine Gael party and always welcomes new members aged between 15 and 35. YFG is the only vehicle for young people to seek political change in this country. As an autonomous youth organisation, it has the advantage of embodying the values of the Fine Gael Party, while maintaining the independence to express views of young people.
Fine Gael first established a presence on this campus in 1973 at the time of the Liam Cosgrave-led Fine Gael/Labour Coalition government. The current Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., - then an Arts student at the University - was one of the founding members of the branch. Another founding member was Madelainne Taylor-Quinn, a former member of both Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann.
NUIG YFG is one of the largest and most active political movement on campus. Young Fine Gael meets regularly on campus and regularly attracts attendances of 35-40 people. Highlights of the academic year just (sadly!) ended included the many guestspeakers, including local TD's Seanators & councillors, as well as many social events!
YFG is an organisation with a network of thousands of members nationwide, and an unrivalled programme of social events, weekends away and nights out. So as well as an opportunity to voice your opinion on the issues that matter to you, you get a packed social life into the bargain!
So what are you waiting for? Join YFG Today!