One motion for discussion at YFG National Conference 2012 will be officially announced every day here, on Twitter, and on Facebook.
LAOIS YFG*: YFG proposes that an incentive for young farmers be introduced by increasing the number of training places in agricultural colleges.
UCD YFG*: YFG approves of the process of fracking as can it can prove a viable energy source in Ireland for the foreseeable future.
KILKENNY YFG*: YFG proposes that the 1989 Incitement of Hatred Act be updated to include provisions relating to social media and social networking.
UCC YFG*: YFG believes that a graduate tax should be introduced for all college graduates as a means of funding their education and the present entry fees should be phased out over 5 years. Households with an income of below €45,000 would be exempted.
YFG NATIONAL EXECUTIVE*: YFG believes that it is imperative that the ECB renegotiates the current promissory note structure with the Government. It is in the best interests of the Irish economy, the ECB, the Euro and the European Union that the structure of the promissory notes system is changed. Failure to do so will create an unsustainable debt burden for Ireland, causing huge barriers to job creation and restricting growth in the Irish economy.
ALFIE BYRNE YFG*: Young Fine Gael strongly supports Ireland’s membership of the euro and the efforts of EU Government to stabilise the eurozone, and; calls on the Government to engage with other EU member states to implement real and lasting reform of the EU treaties and institutions to ensure that the dangerous political paralysis of the last two years can never be repeated.
WEXFORD YFG*: YFG calls on FG to live up to its election promise and remove Irish as a compulsory subject in the Leaving Certificate.
DCU YFG*: YFG call on the government to bring forward legislation allowing gay couples to adopt.
YFG NATIONAL EXECUTIVE*: YFG calls on the Minster for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to impose the 30% gender quota as outlined in the Electoral (Amendment) Political Funding Bill 2011 on the 2014 Local and European Elections.
GEN. RICHARD MULCAHY YFG*: YFG believes legislation should be brought forward to outlaw members of the Oireachtas making official representations at council level on behalf of individual constituents.
UCD YFG*: YFG believes a maximum cap should be placed on benefits received from the state at a level set at the average industrial wage.
YFG NATIONAL EXECUTIVE*: YFG calls on the Government to completely re-negotiate the Croke Park Agreement under s1.28 of the Agreement.
More to follow in coming days...
*These are not in order of appearance on the Clár, which will be confirmed closer to #yfg12.