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16 Jun 2015 - 10:45

Interim Gender Recognition Certificate for young people a positive step

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (16.06.15) announced its support for Senator Jillian van Turnhout’s proposed amendment to the Gender Recognition Bill. The Bill is reaching the final stages of the legislative process and according to the Youth Council, despite the significant and positive changes to the Bill for adults proposed by Government, children remain excluded from the provisions from the Bill.

30 Apr 2015 - 11:45

Dublin 33,213; Cork 13,589; Galway 6,862; Limerick 5,632; Waterford 2,972

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging young people to make sure they have registered to vote in time for the upcoming referendums on May 22nd. The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 5th.

19 May 2015 - 10:45

One vote in each ballot box enough to change the outcome of referendum

- divorce referendum was carried by 9,114 votes -

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has issued a reminder of the importance of each vote cast next Friday.  The group is also encouraging young people to get to the polls and ensure they cast their ballot. The NYCI is the representative body for youth organisations with 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers who work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

23 May 2015 - 10:45

Youth vote decisive factor in result
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum. The NYCI is the representative body for youth organisations whose 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers work with over 380,000 young people nationwide. 

26 May 2015 - 10:00

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon meeting a delegation of young people including NYCI's Millenium Youth Ambassadors Leo Gilmartin, Stephen Reid and Rebecca Taylor at the launch event for the new UN Youth Delegate Programme.
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon meeting a delegation of young people including NYCI's Millenium Youth Ambassadors Stephen Reid, Rebecca Taylor and Leo Gilmartinat the launch event for the new UN Youth Delegate Programme.

21 May 2015 - 17:30

Youth groups urge 400,000 18-25 year olds to vote

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (21.05.15) called on young people to make sure they use their vote in tomorrow’s referendums.

James Doorley, NYCI deputy director said: “Up to 400,000 young people aged 18-25 have the right to vote tomorrow. The high numbers registered recently are an indication of the level of interest in this referendum.

21 May 2015 - 17:30

Youth Council reaction to CSO Quarterly Household Survey

- Calls for Government to step up implementation of Youth Guarantee -

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has issued a reminder that at 21.5% youth unemployment is still far too high.

12 May 2015 - 09:45

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has confirmed its support for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum following a ballot of its members.* The NYCI is the representative body for youth organisations whose 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers work with over 380,000 young people nationwide. 

29 Apr 2015 - 12:15

Decrease in number signing on welcome but almost 15,000 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 (04.03.15) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in April 2015 was 45,857. This represents a decrease of 1,201 compared to the March 2015 figure of 47,058.*

24 Mar 2015 - 18:00
  • Draft legislation welcome, but needs to be strengthened
  • Vested interests of Drinks Industry have no place in development of alcohol policy

In a presentation today to the Joint Oireachtas Health and Children Committee on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) broadly welcomed the legislation, while outlining some concerns and measures which need to be strengthened and clarified as the bill goes through the legislative process.

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