16 November 2011
Minister Supports Clondalkin Youth Service
“I was delighted to visit the Clondalkin Youth Service last week. I have been to the centre many times as a local politician but this was my first visit as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. The Youth Café, which is run out of the VEC centre in the heart of the village is a fantastic facility for young people throughout Clondalkin. The Cafés in Bawnogue and Deansrath as well as Knockmitten all continue to attract young people through their doors,” said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
“Youth café’s are modern and proven method of engaging with young people and providing them with a safe and fun space to hang out in. Under the sterling leadership of Vincent Jackson the staff at Clondalkin Youth Service offer fantastic opportunities for our young people,” continued Fitzgerald.
“On my visit I met with a contingent of teenagers visiting Clondalkin from Latvia, as part of a youth exchange programme. The visitors are making a film of their trip and I think it is great to see Clondalkin being showcase abroad. As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs I will continue to support youth amenities in our locality,” concluded Fitzgerald.