Graduates to fly the flag for FF renewal

Fianna Fáil is continuing its efforts to re-invigorate the party in advance of the local and general elections with the appointment of two more “local area representatives” to Co Cork.

A 22-year-old IT graduate and a 25-year-old politics graduate will be charged with spearheading the “renewal” of the party in the Rochestown and Douglas areas and in the rural parts of Cork South Central.

Brendan Finucane will represent the party in the Rochestown area. He has recently graduated from UCC with an honours degree in Business and Information Systems, and is setting up his own business in the Western Gateway Building. According to Fianna Fáil, at just 22 he’s the youngest area representative in the country.

Ray O’Mahony is a graduate of UL and UCC and has a Masters in Government. He now works in business operations in Quest Software. He has been appointed to represent the party in the rural areas of Cork South Central.

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin said: “Brendan and Ray will be two of our youngest local area representatives in the country and I am delighted they will be working alongside me and my colleagues in Cork”.

“Ray and Brendan are lively, active young members of Fianna Fáil who are dedicated to their local communities. They will both play a strong role in the party’s renewal in Cork and in mobilising the younger generation of Fianna Fáil members locally and nationally,” said Mr Martin.

Brendan Finucane described his appointment as “an honour”

He said: “I want to ensure the particular challenges facing this community are addressed.

Ray O’Mahony said he was “acutely aware of the problems so many families and young people in this area are facing at this time, and I want to do everything in my power to make sure their voices are heard”.

In total, 40 local area representatives have been put in place nationwide since last summer.


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