Tralee Student Chosen For RTÉ Youth Assembly On Climate In Dáil Éireann

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Judith Waugh at a recent protest in Tralee.

A TRALEE student has been chosen to participate in the RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate in Dáil Eireann next month.

Fifteen-year-old Judith Waugh will be one of 157 delegates from all over the country who will travel to Dublin on on November 15 to establish their urgent next steps for Ireland and present them to the nation live from the Dáil Chamber on RTÉ News Now and Oireachtas TV.

Five other Kerry delegates have been chosen. They are Sean O’Sullvan from Killarney; Lauren Foley from Killorglin; India Grant from Kenmare; Aishling Rochford from Tuosist and Peadar O’Gabháin from  Ballinskelligs.

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Judith is currently enjoying TY in Mercy Mounthawk, particularly the gardening and European Studies modules. Judith regularly promotes climate action through the school Environment Committee, Earth Week and Fridays for Future Tralee.

She is participating in the Youth Assembly to highlight and learn more about the injustices of climate change for her generation, especially in developing countries. She is also passionate about localising energy production. In her spare time, Judith plays harp and piano, sings, acts and is a member of Tralee Rowing Club

Young people from across the Republic of Ireland applied online to take one of 157 seats.

The Youth Assembly, which will be at the heart of RTÉ on Climate week, will see the delegates focus and debate on the following themes; environment, economics, food and farming, power and education.

Pauline MacNamara Executive Producer, RTÉ on Climate – Youth Assembly said; “From almost 1,000 excellent applications the judges have drawn together an outstanding group of young people to convene the Youth Assembly on Climate. The 157 delegates announced today have shown remarkable commitment to climate action and creativity in their approach to finding solutions. We hope the public – and especially their schoolmates – will get behind them.”

RTÉ in association with the Houses of the Oireachtas, will host the Youth Assembly in recognition of the leadership of young people in highlighting climate issues and in the context of the centenary of the first Dáil.

The day will see the 157 young people from 10 to 17 years of age from across Ireland with strong views on how Ireland needs to address the climate crisis.

This number reflects the current number of TDs in Dáil Éireann and proceedings on the day will be chaired by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

The Youth Assembly is a key part of RTÉ on Climate which will put a focus on the climate crisis across TV, radio and online and explore what this means for Ireland and potential solutions.


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    Youth Assembly on Climate in Dáil Eireann next month?

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