Youth Parties Guide
Ógra Fianna Fáil
Age Range: 16-25
Telephone: 1850 40 40 45
Current leaders: Cathaoirleach - Barry Andrews; Leas Cathaoirleach - Lorcán Price.
Notable Past Members: Bertie Ahern, Taoiseach - Ógra FF Chair, 1980-1983.
Young Fine Gael
Membership: 4,000 (approx)
Age Range: 15-30
Current leader: President - Elizabeth Munnelly
Notable Past Members: Enda Kenny, Fine Gael Leader; Vincent Browne, RTÉ presenter and magazine editor; Phil Hogan, Spokesperson for Enterprise, Trade & Employment.
Number of branches: 31
Age Range: 15-25
Current leader: Pat Nulty, National Chairperson
International Affiliations: European Young Socialists, International Union of Socialist Youth, International Boycott Killer Coke Campaign
Notable past members: Ivana Bacik, Senator Joanna Tufffy, Senator Michael Mc Carthy
Membership: 'Almost 1,000, of whom about 60 are regularly involved'
Age Range: 16-26
Current leader: Edward Davitt, Chair
International Affiliations: The Federation of Young European Greens, the Global Young Greens (associate member).
Notable past members: 'The Young Greens was only established in 2002 so our alumni have not had as much of a chance as the other political youth wings to distinguish themselves. Nonetheless Roderic O Gorman, former Treasurer and Dublin representative is now a candidate for the Green Party in Dublin West and making a significant impact in the constituency.'
Young Progressive Democrats
Number of branches:11
Current leader: Abey Campbell, Chairperson
International Affiliations: LYMEC (Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European Community), IFLRY (International Federation of Liberal Youth)
Ógra Sinn Féin
Number of branches: 56
Total Membership: 1,296
Age Range: 16-25
Current leader: Barry McColgan, National Organiser
International Affiliations: 'Our main affiliations would be with SEGI (Basque), JERC (Catalan), Cuban Youth and ANC Youth League (South Africa).'
Notable past members: Eoin O' Broin, Toireasa Ní Fhearaiosa and Pearse Doherty
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