On Wednesday 11th November, four student council members (myself included) headed to Cork County Hall for an AGM of Comháirle na nÓg. Comháirle na nÓg is a youth parliament, this one specifically for County Cork. They gave us a presentation on who they are and what they do, then we played a few ice breaker games to get to know each other. After we spoke about global and local issues, and gave our opinions on the different topics also. Soon we were then served a lovely lunch with tea and sweets after. We spent the rest of the afternoon discussing the 17 Global Goals for 2030. It started off with a short, yet interesting presentation, followed by a walking debate, then we were put into groups where we focused on one specific global goal. To finish, the current mayor of County Cork (John Paul O’Shea), stopped by to talk to us about his work and what he does. Overall, the day was very enjoyable.
Thanks again, Caoimhe Harrington (TY1)