National Youth Executive



The National Youth Executive (NYE) is responsible for the day to day running of Labour Youth. Officers are elected to the NYE at Youth Conference, held every Autumn. The current National Youth Executive was elected for a one year term at Labour Youth National Conference in December 2018 in Wexford.


National Chairperson  


Patrick Ahern – Dublin Rathdown
Patrick has overall responsibility for the development and management of Labour Youth. He speaks on behalf of the organisation and its members.  He is the Labour Youth representative on the Labour Party Executive Board.

Patrick can be contacted at:

National Secretary  Evin Headshot
Evin Ryan – Wexford/Cork South Central
Evin is responsible for Labour Youth correspondence and the minutes of NYE and other Labour Youth meetings. He is also responsible for fundraising and the management of accounts.

Evin can be contacted at:

Campaigns and Communications Officer   

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Jake Murray – Dun Laoghaire
Jake is responsible for the planning, organising and execution of Labour Youth’s national and regional campaigns. He oversees the communication of Labour Youth’s policies and ideals, through our website and Left Tribune magazine.

Jake can be contacted at:

Policy & Education Officer   

Alex Walker – Cork East
Alex is responsible for Labour Youth training, policy and development. He is the Director of all Labour Youth organised seminars, including the annual Tom Johnson Summer School.

Alex can be contacted at:

Women’s and Trans Officer  


Olivia Malone – Wexford
Olivia is responsible for the recruiting, organising and empowering young Labour women and trans activists. She develops policy related to her portfolio and represents Labour Youth externally in groups that campaign to further women’s and trans rights.

Olivia can be contacted at:

International Officer   
Sarah Dunne – Tipperary
Sarah is the primary representative for Labour Youth to both the Young European Socialists (YES) Bureau and to the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY).

Sarah can be contacted at:

Membership Development Officer  

Fintan Walsh – South Kildare
Fintan has primary responsibility for the planning, organising and execution of recruitment campaigns, for membership retention and for the training of Labour Youth activists.

Fintan can be contacted at:

Membership Development Manager 
Aideen Blackwood – Labour Party Head Office
The Labour Party Youth & Development Officer/Membership Development Manager is an non-voting member of the NYE. Aideen is based in Labour Party Head Office and assists the development of Labour Youth nationally.

Aideen can be contacted at: 

The NYE is assisted by a number of co-ordinators, elected by the first National Meeting following Youth Conference.
Trade Union Coordinator   
Equality Coordinator 
Policy  Coordinator 
Communications Coordinator  
 Leinster Coordinator 
Munster Coordinator
Dublin Coordinator
Cork/Kerry Coordinator
 Ulster/Connacht Coordinator





Former Labour Youth National Chairpersons

Chloe Manahan             2017-2018

Kevin Donoghue            2016-2017

Grace Williams              2015-2016

Jack Eustace                  2014-2015

Ciarán Garrett                 2013-2014

Aideen Carberry              2012-2013

Conor Ryan                     2011-2012

Colm Lawless                  2010-2011

Rory Geraghty                 2009-2010

Gary Honer                      2008-2009

Enda Duffy                       2007-2008

Patrick Nulty                     2006-2007

Graham Ó Maonaigh       2005-2006

Donal Lyons                     2004-2005

Rebecca Moynihan          2002-2004

Áine Morris                       2001-2002

Alan Kelly                         1999-2001

Cian O’Callaghan            1999-2001

Mark Garrett                    1997-1999

David Leech                     1996-1997

Fearghal O’Boyle             1994-1996

Desmond Cullen              1993-1994

Edward Dawson               1991-1993

Paddy Glackin                  1989-1991

Vincent Byrne                  1988-1989

Michael Barry                  1985-1988

Ray McLoughlin               1983-1985

Michael Martin                 1980-1983

John Kelleher                   1979-1980