NYCI represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2016 – 2017 which will support two young people (one male and one female) aged between 18-25 years (on June 9th 2016) to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2016 and February 2017 (Dates TBC).
- May 9, 2016 - 4:45pm
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the appointment of Minister Katherine Zappone, TD as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.Commenting on the appointment Mary Cunningham, Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) said: “We congratulate the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone on her appointment.
- April 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
New 'E-Vetting' promises to reduce vetting times
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the commencement today (29.04.16) of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016. The Acts place mandatory Garda Vetting on a statutory footing for the first time.
- April 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
Slight decrease in under 25s signing on welcome but
over 13,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today voiced concern at the number of long term unemployed aged under 25. New figures released today (07.04.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in March 2016 was 38,391. This represents a decrease of 1,393 compared to the February 2016 figure of 39,784.*
Many of you will already be aware of your obligations under the Charities Act. NYCI has been working closely with the Charities Regulator to assist this process. The Charity Regulator has advised us that ‘an organisation that has exclusively charitable purposes, operates in the Republic of Ireland and provides clear public benefit in this country or elsewhere, is considered a Charity. Regardless of size, income or legal structure, by law you MUST apply for registration as a charity by the 16th April 2016.