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# Youth politics

This year
2024
Retire to the EU? Young MEPs are few and far between - and that's not likely to change soon
Just three of the 705 current MEPs are under 30, with the European Parliament historically being seen as ‘a retirement place’.
Investigation by Noteworthy and European partners finds the median age of outgoing MEPs is 54 years
Expert blames infrequent elections in Ireland for low amount of young politicians
European Youth Forum: Younger MEPs can boost youth participation in elections
All time
Young people are powerful. Let's harness our newfound voting spirit to change Ireland.
Eoin Neylon
Sam wants to be Ireland's first transgender election candidate
We have been silenced for too long – it’s time for a youth revolution
Mairead Healy
This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy
Opinion: Young people are not 'apathetic' - we prioritise the collective good
Gary Gannon
Column: Youth politics isn't about the sins of the past - it's about the needs of the future
Fiachra Ó Raghallaigh
Kildare boy becomes Ireland's youngest mayor
Column: Why I joined Ógra Fianna Fáil
Moselle Foley