Young Fine Gael (YFG) hold their annual Garret FitzGerald Summer School in Langtons House Hotel, Kilkenny from today (Friday) until Sunday.
The motions session will be chaired by John Paul Phelan TD and will feature a variety of motions including those on Irish membership of NATO, abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities, retention of history as a separate subject for the Junior Certificate, management of court imposed fines, a court sentencing review, the extension of Job Seekers’ Benefit to self-employed people and provision of particular firearms for Garda detectives.
There will also be aa seminar Job Creation Creates Ireland’s Future, which will be chaired by Minister Phil Hogan and members will be addressed by and interact with Olwen Dawe, Irish Business Intelligence; Vincent Cleary, Glenisk; Jim Power, economist; and Sean Kyne, TD. Speakers will talk practically about their vision for improved job creation and how their experiences can feed into job creation policy. The speakers will cover diverse ideas like encouraging entrepreneurship among young people, the role of government in job creation, the success of the Jobs Action Plan, how to create more jobs in food production, and what the economy needs most to foster job creation. The Garret FitzGerald motion will be about the subject of Seanad abolition, followed by a ballot of members on the issue.