SOME OF the future leaders of the Labour Party descended on Wexford recently as the National Labour Youth Conference took place in the Stanville Lodge Hotel. Some of the finest young political minds in the country were in attendance over the weekend and the conference was opened by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, welcoming the young members of the party to his hometown on the Saturday.
Throughout the conference, the budding young politicians were given workshops on the local elections 2014 and the future of Student Unions as well as how to encourage young members to stand for election. Newly elected National Chairperson of Labour Youth, Aideen Carberry was delighted with how the conference went, this being the first time it's been held in Wexford.
'We had an excellent conference,' Aideen said. ' There were robust debates and many excellent ideas put forward to see economic recovery in Ireland and indeed Europe, real reform of politics, and equality befitting of a real republic.'