Bryan Mallon from Julianstown Co Meath, was elected Uachtarán (President) of Ógra Fianna Fáil at last months national conference. He will be replacing former president, Tom Cahil
He told Meath Live, “I’m so thankful to the members of Ógra Fianna Fáil for choosing me as Uachtarán Ógra Fianna Fáil. I’ve so many people to thank because I couldn’t have done it without them. I’ll be forever grateful”. He added that he would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that he “genuinely cares about the people of this country” and that he will do his best to “improve their lives”. He stated there is “a lot of work to be done now”.
There were over 500 voting delegates at the conference and this will be the Julianstown native’s second consecutive term on the Central Officer Board of the organisation. Mallon previously served as the Leinster Organiser in the 2019-2021 term, where he doubled the units in the region alongside widespread recruitment in existing units.
Sorcha Ní Chonghaile, Cathaoirleach (chair) of Ógra Fianna Fáil Meath East, extended her personal congratulations and stated “Bryan has been a long-standing friend of mine and an essential member in the re-establishing of our unit. I wish him the very best of luck in his term”.
Former president, Cahill said “Congrats to Bryan Mallon on his election as Uachtarán Ógra Fianna Fáil. Delighted to be passing the baton onto you”.
Meath was well represented at the National Conference. Meath West Ógra member, Niall Gaffney, was honoured with best speaker award after his exceptional contributions in the Organisational and Policy Motion Workshops (the former chaired by Sorcha Ní Chonghaile of Ratoath and Cathaoirleach Meath East Ógra Fianna Fáil).
Significant contributions were made at the conference by other Meath members, Jamie Long of Dunboyne notably successfully presenting motions on behalf of his college unit related to housing and transport.
Mr Mallon has declared that Ógra Fianna Fáil members will be “unapologetic about our commitment to Irish Republicanism and reunification”, as they honour Ireland’s Patriot dead this weekend.