Monday, January 30, 2012

Sinn Féin Republican Youth Attend Scontri Internaziunali

This year Ógra Shinn Féin activists Mark Moloney and Cllr Pádraig Quinn represented Sinn Féin Óige Phoblachtach at the 8th annual Scontri Internaziunali.

The week long event organised by Cunsulta di a Ghjuventu Corsa, focuses on different aspects of small nations in struggle. This years topics discussed where; language and culture, political participation in universities and the importance of sport to small nations.

Speaking on his time there, Cllr Pádraig Quinn said:

"Sinn Féin Óige Phoblachtach was once again very happy to participate in Scontri Internaziunali. Corsica is a very beautiful place with a unique culture, language and people, who are much deserving of the independence they seek.

International delegations like this are vitally important as they allow us to gain some much needed perspective on our struggle, learn from others who have faced similar situations and in turn show our solidarity and support. Sinn Féin Óige Phoblachtach will be hoping to continue this strong relationship between Corsican nationalists and Irish republicans for many years to come".

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Preventing Suicide in the Community

28 people took part in a one day training programme on Saturday (14th January) in Omagh Sinn Féin Office that empowered participants with the skills to tackle suicide in the community.

The course was provided by PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide) and hosted by Ógra Shinn Féin.
Martin McColgan, Omagh Sinn Féin representative who completed the training on Saturday said,
“Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, we all need to be proactive in tackling this epidemic which is the biggest killer of our young people. The training programme equips people in the community with the confidence and the skills to effectively deal with someone who may be at risk of suicide.”

“It was an extremely beneficial course and to ensure that more people possess these life saving skills, Sinn Féin in conjunction with our youth wing are organising a number of other Suicide Prevention workshops in the Omagh area in the next few months.”