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Major Conference on Global Youth Work takes place in Dublin Castle

October 8, 2014 - 11:15am

Development education strategy for Ireland vital, conference told

- Young People: Connected, Respected and Empowered: A conference on development education and youth -

As global citizens, young people have a vital role to play in tackling poverty and injustice, promoting peace and democracy and safeguarding human rights. That was the message emerging from Young People: Connected, Respected and Empowered: A conference on development education and youth, which took place in Dublin Castle today (08.10.14). 

Young people called on to join campaign against hate speech

September 24, 2014 - 11:00am
Underreporting key issue in fight against online hate speech
Twitter, Council of Europe and Youth Council spearhead launch of No Hate Speech Movement in Ireland.
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) officially launched Ireland’s No Hate Speech Movement in Dublin’s EU House today (24.09.14). The No Hate Speech Movement is a Council of Europe led campaign to build awareness of online hate speech and to support young people across Europe to challenge Hate Speech.

Youth Council launches pledge2reg.ie young voter registration drive

March 26, 2014 - 9:30am
  • urges young people to register to vote in local and European elections  
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 6th

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today (26.03.14) launched a nationwide initiative to encourage those under 25 to make sure they are on the electoral register for the upcoming elections taking place on May 23rd.

Return migration plan vital, in context of upturn in economy

September 16, 2014 - 5:15pm

165,300 young people have emigrated over the last 5 years, conference told


Home is where the heart is - A conference on return migration from a youth perspective -

With the economy starting to show signs of recovery, it is time for Government to consider strategies to facilitate return migration in the future. That was the message emerging from Home is where the heart is - A conference on return migration from a youth perspective, which took place in Dublin Castle today (16.09.14). 

Decrease in Emigration welcome but number of young people under 25 years leaving still too high

August 26, 2014 - 2:30pm

Youth Council reaction to CSO migration figures

  • 33,500 young emigrants in 2014 with 165,300 young people leaving in last 5 years
  • Time for Return Migration Strategy

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (26.08.14) welcomed the reduction in the emigration figures but remains concerned at the high levels of youth emigration and calls for more support for the current wave of young Irish emigrants and the development of a strategy to facilitate return migration to Ireland.

 

Youth Council reaction to Ministerial appointments

July 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Welcomes appointment of Minister Reilly to Youth Affairs portfolio
  • Welcomes focus on Diaspora in Minister Deenihan’s new role

In the Cabinet reshuffle today (11.07.14) Dr James Reilly, TD, has been appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Jimmy Deenihan, TD, has been appointed junior minister in the Department of the Taoiseach with a focus on the Diaspora.

Youth Council statement on abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

May 15, 2014 - 2:15pm

On April 14 2014, more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted at gunpoint. One month later, the school girls are still being held in captivity.


The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has expressed its extreme concern about the recent abduction of Nigerian school girls and urged the national authorities and international community to increase efforts to end the hostage situation in Nigeria and allow the young girls to safely return home and to their education.

 

Youth floating vote will be key to local and European elections

May 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

Latest polls show 40% of young people undecided

  • Youth groups urge 1/2 million 18-25 year olds to vote
  • Call on candidates to engage with young voters

A coalition of youth groups including the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SpunOut.ie today (20.05.14) called on young people to make sure they use their vote in the upcoming local, European and by-elections.

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