New era for Laois Comhairle na nÓg

Pictured at County Hall Portlaoise for the signing of a Service level agreement with Laois Comhairle na nOg and Youth Work Ireland ( Laois ),were:( l. to r.) Sean Doyle ( Vice Chairperson - Laois Comhairle na nOg ), Corey Marum ( Chairperson , Laois Comhairle na nOg ), Leah Moran ( Secretary , Laois Comhairle na nOg ) , Georgina Ireland ( Admin Officer - Laois Co. Council ) , Rose Doolin ( Asst. Staff Officer - Laois Co. Council ) ,  Trevor Stanley ( Chairman , Youthwork Ireland  Laois ) , Anna Marie Delaney ( Director of Services- Laois Co. Council ) , Clr John Joe Fennelly ( Chairman , Laois County Council ) and Joe Thompson ( Project Manager, Youth Works Ireland Laois ) .        Photo: Michael Scully - no reproduction fee .
Laois Comhairle na nÓg will be coordinated by Youth Work Ireland (Laois) until the end of this year.

Laois Comhairle na nÓg will be coordinated by Youth Work Ireland (Laois) until the end of this year.

Laois Comhairle na nÓg entered a new phase recently when Laois County Council signed a service level agreement with Youth Work Ireland (Laois) to be its new Coordinator.

Projects for this year include a summer festival to raise awareness of positive mental health.

Laois Comhairle were represented at the meeting by Chairperson, Corey Marum, Vice Chairperson Sean Doyle and Secretary Leah Moran.

Speaking at the official signing of the agreement, Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Fennelly praised YWI (Laois) and Laois Comhairle na nÓg separately, for their work on behalf of young people in Laois and most recently in the area of youth mental health awareness.

Joe Thompson, YWI (Laois) highlighted the advantages for a youth service in coordinating the Comhairle, and enabling young people to become a part of the decision making processes which affect them and their lives.