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2 Dec 2015 - 10:00
  • 460,000 young voters: more young voters registered, mobilised and energised than any time in last 20 years

  • Quality employment, youth work funding and career guidance key issues

11 Feb 2016 - 12:15
  • Current levels of youth unemployment would be lower if Youth Guarantee was rolled out as promised, Youth Council tells ECA
  • 5,000 fewer places than promised in 2014
  • Calls for next Government to set out ambitious targets for delivery
  • Lack of Government engagement with key stakeholders highlighted
8 Feb 2016 - 13:15

Youth Council urges young people to register in time for General Election

  • 59,000 young people in Ireland have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote
  • Deadline for supplementary register tomorrow 9th February

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is making a final call on young people nationwide to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. The deadline for inclusion on the supplementary register is the 9th of February.  

1 Feb 2016 - 12:15

Up to 460,000* young people aged 18 to 25 could make crucial difference in election
Potential Thursday vote risks excluding many

9 Dec 2015 - 17:45

NYCI primarily concerned with impact of alcohol misuse and harm on children and young people under 18 years – bill, if enacted, will address advertising and marketing of drink, cheap price and availability which impact most on young.

Concern at lack of measures to deal with digital marketing.

8 Dec 2015 - 11:00
Campaign Groups Call for an End to Poverty among Children and Young People
Joint Plan calls for the number of children and young people living in poverty to be halved within 5 years, eliminated within 10 years.
19 Nov 2015 - 15:00

“Change the World” Youth Summit on the Global Sustainable Development Goals

Ireland must embrace the new Global Goals for sustainable development, and young people have a vital role in making this happen. That’s according to young people attending the “Change the World” Youth Summit. Almost 500 young people from around Ireland met at the Youth Summit in the RDS, Dublin today (19.11.15) to work with business, politics and global development organisations to look at implementation of the Global Goals for Development here in Ireland. 

4 Nov 2015 - 13:45

Urges Government to step up pace of implementation of scheme to provide education, training or work experience to those unemployed for over 4 months


5,000 fewer places than promised

13 Oct 2015 - 18:30

Young jobseekers: extreme disappointment that cuts not reversed

Increase in funding for youth services welcomed

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents youth groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has expressed disappointment that the Government has failed to reverse the deep cuts to jobseekers allowance for those under 26 in Budget 2016. 

8 Oct 2015 - 15:00


Strategy to address needs of Ireland’s 800,000 10-24 year olds


Positive step, but implementation is key

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the publication of Ireland’s first National Youth Strategy today (08.10.2015) at an event in Bluebell, Dublin.


For press enquiries, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at the NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email