National Congress / An Chomhdáil Náisiúnta Óige 2018 - Derry, Saturday March 24th.

Sinn Féin's National Youth Congress will take place in Derry City on Saturday, March 24th. Activists wishing to attend are required to register in advance using the free 'compulsory ticket' on Eventbrite. Please bring your Sinn Féin membership card with you for registration on the day. National Congress is a free event.



Activists must book their own accommodation in Derry. Please see, or Hostel World, etc, or search for one off apartments or houses for let. We advise that you speak with your local youth structures and book in groups where possible.

Indoor camping: There are a limited number of spaces, free of charge for those who wish to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and a mat. There is space for you to bring a blow up or fold up bed. Please select the ticket titled 'indoor camping' on the Eventbrite page.


Friday, March 23rd 2018

21:00 Congress Launch Party - The Castle Bar / 26 Waterloo Street


Saturday, March 24th 2018

09:30 Registration

10:30 Opening address by outgoing Chairperson, Fintan Warfield

10:45 Motions [part one]

12:00 International panel

12:45 Break

14:30 Motions [part two]

16:30 Elections

17:00 Closing address by incoming Chairperson

21:00 Cultúrlann Live - act to be announced




The National Youth Committee is now accepting motions for inclusion in the clár. A maximum of three motions per Youth Committee should be emailed to before 5pm on Monday 12th March 2018. Please indicate the section to which your motion is most relevant: Health and Education. International. Economy. Youth Affairs. Social Affairs. Environment. Party Development and Integration. Peace Process and Legacy. Language and Culture.

***Update 20/03/18 - Click here to view the list of motions that will be debated at National Congress 2018***


In accordance with the Sinn Féin Constitution and Rules (passed November 2017), each Youth Committee is entitled to three voting delegates at National Youth Congress. Please email with three names, including the membership number of each delegate, by 5pm on Monday 12th March 2018.


For the first time, delegates at the National Youth Congress shall directly elect an officer board:

Cathaoirleach (Chairperson).
Leas-Chathaoirleach (Vice-Chairperson).
Rúnaí (Secretary).
Cisteoir (Treasurer).
In addition, delegates shall also elect eight members to the National Youth Committee - four members from a list of female candidates and four members from a list of male candidates.
All members under 20 years of age shall elect a representative to the National Youth Committee who is under 20 years of age. Members are advised to bring ID to register for this election at the event. You do not have to be a delegate to vote in this election.
If members wish to put their name forward for election to the National Youth Committee or any of the officer board positions above, please email before 5pm on Monday 12th March 2018. Please include the candidate’s name, Sinn Féin membership number, gender, a photograph and a biography up to 100 words. All elections shall take place by a balloted vote, conducted by way of PR-STV, and in accordance with the Sinn Féin Constitution and Rules. Candidates must be nominated by at least one Youth Committee and have been a member of Sinn Féin for at least one year.