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17 Aug 2017 - 10:00

What questions should you be asking before joining a youth arts project? A new guide published by the National Youth Council of Ireland today aims to help young people and their parents choose the after school activities that are right for them.

12 Aug 2017 - 08:30

Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegates unveiled
as Lauren Flanagan from Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Leitrim

8 Aug 2017 - 10:45

Youth Council calls for measures to reduce waiting lists for mental health services as part of a number of costed measures detailed in its Pre-Budget Submission launching today

3 Aug 2017 - 15:00

Youth Council reaction to latest figures

Over 32,000 under 25s signing on  

21 Jul 2017 - 09:30

Youth Council highlights ‘a million good reasons’ to invest in growing youth population in Budget 2018

  • 11,257 young people under 26 still long-term unemployed
  • Need to halt long-term youth unemployment and abolish ‘sub-minimum’ wages


19 Jul 2017 - 11:00
  • Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017
  • The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000
  • Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative
6 Jul 2017 - 14:00
  • increase in line with seasonal trends but
  • over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high
  • Youth council calls for investment to halve this figure
1 Jul 2017 - 10:45

Number of those aged 10-24 to grow to over 1,000,000 by 2025

With our growing youth population set to surpass one million by 2025, investment in youth services is more important now than ever, that was the message from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) President, Ian Power speaking at the organisation’s 42nd Annual Assembly (AGM) held in Dublin today (01.07.17). The event brings together representatives from the 49 youth organisations in NYCI membership. These groups work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

28 Jun 2017 - 12:15

Time: 10.30-2pm (including networking light lunch)
Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
Location: National Gallery of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2.
Cost: Free (includes light lunch and complimentary entry to the Vermeer exhibition afterwards).

19 Jun 2017 - 18:00

Applications close June 27th

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is calling on young people aged 18 to 25 from around Ireland to apply to become Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate for 2017/2018.