EYP Ireland was delighted to meet today with Michael Healy-Rae, Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs.
In a fruitful discussion, members received the opportunity to outline the work carried out by the EYP on both a national and international level. Issues raised included combatting Euroscepticism in Ireland, ensuring integration of immigrants into small Irish communities and promoting youth political engagement across the island.
In Ireland, voting in the European elections takes place today until 10:00pm. At a time when the European project is met with increasing scepticism and uncertainty, it's important to get out and have a say in how you want the future of Europe to look. Only 25% of people in the 18-25 year age bracket voted in the last European election - let's ensure young people get their voices heard this time round!