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President Higgins invites young people to offer their vision for Ireland

President Higgins is inviting young people to make multimedia submissions on their vision for Ireland to his Being Young and Irish* consultation and seminar.  Young people aged 17 to 26 years can use whatever media suits them: narrative, song, poetry, video or audio recordings.

*Any young person with an interest in actively shaping Ireland’s future is invited to contribute. It is not a requirement to be an Irish citizen or have Irish nationality to get involved.


In their submission to or via post to Áras an Uachtaráin young Irish people at home and abroad should address the following questions:

  • What is your vision for Ireland?  
  • What can you and other young people do to achieve this?  
  • What else needs to happen to make your proposals possible?

The deadline for submissions to the multimedia consultation for Being Young and Irish is 29 September 2012.

Find out how to make a submission here (

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