17 November 2005 Edition
Ógra activists urged to mobilise for congress
Ógra Shinn Féin has announced this week that it is to hold its annual congress in Dublin from Friday 20 January to Saturday 21 January.
Ógra also revealed that, for the first time, the congress will be a two-day event. The event will be a highlight next year's Ógra activity. An Ógra Shinn Féin Handbook and DVD will be released at the event. The congress will conclude on Saturday with a huge mobilisation of Ógra Shinn Féin activists in the capital.
Speaking earlier this week Mickey Bravender, National Organiser of Ógra said: "The annual Ógra Shinn Féin congress sets out Ógra's plan of work for the year ahead. The congress is where the decisions are taken by Ógra activists throughout Ireland."
Appealing to all Ógra activists Mickey said, "I would urge all Ógra activists to make a special effort to attend the congress and have your say on what you believe Ógra should be at in the time ahead. The power lies with you, the decisions are in your hands.
"The growth of Ógra within the last year has been huge. This will be reflected in the format of the Congress, as it will be held on Friday and Saturday as opposed it being a one-day event. Also at the time of the congress it will be 25 years on from the 1981 Hunger Strike and we will be reflecting on the anniversary throughout the weekend.
The deadline for motions for the congress is Saturday 17th December 2005.