Connaughton appointed as director of FG youth sector for referendum


East Galway TD Paul Connaughton has been appointed as Director for the Youth Sector and youth organisations as Fine Gael seeks to have the upcoming children’s referendum passed by a strong majority.

‘I am delighted to have been appointed to head up the party’s campaign among young people to have this referendum passed.  I strongly believe that it is in the best interests of everyone in Ireland, young and old, that this referendum is passed by the strongest majority possible.

‘Having previously worked as a youth worker, I am confident that the reasons why this referendum is so crucial can be properly communicated with young people and that a strong majority can be secured in favour of this referendum. This is an issue of real importance and a Yes vote will have real positive repercussions for some of the most vulnerable children in the land.’