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12 Mar 2018 - 11:30

New toolkit to help young people get healthy amount of sleep launched by Minister Harris and National Youth Council of Ireland

2 Feb 2018 - 16:15

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the umbrella body for youth work organisations, celebrated 50 years in existence in 2017. From small beginnings in 1967 it has grown to become Ireland’s leading voice on youth issues, representing organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

29 Nov 2017 - 09:30

“I’m seen as a ‘n****r’, ‘a monkey’. [W]e get called these names […] at least once a week” researchers told.

Launch of Research Report: ‘Make Minority a Priority’ exploring the experiences and insights of minority ethnic young people aged 15-24 growing up in Ireland.

23 Nov 2017 - 15:00
  • UN Delegates consult with over 300 young people for 2018 reports to EU Commission and United Nations

    ‘Answer Ireland’s Call’ Youth Summit on Peace, Justice and the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by Concern Worldwide and the National Youth Council of Ireland
15 Nov 2017 - 14:00

Youth Council urges young people to register,
renews calls for overhaul of ‘cumbersome and outdated’ registration system

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - is urging young people to make sure they have registered to vote before the registration deadline next Saturday November 25th.

3 Nov 2017 - 09:30

300 Young People celebrated at Creative Tech Fest national showcase and awards
National showcase and awards with over 300 young people recognised for their
achievements in STEM and Digital Media with a performance by Delorentos.
Creative Tech Fest will play host to 300 young people from youth clubs and schools
from all over Ireland as they gather in Google’s state of the art venue, The Foundry, to
celebrate their passion for creative and STEM technologies.

Now in it’s fifth year, Creative Tech Fest showcases young people’s achievements in
digital media, music, 3D Design, na méain Gaeilge as well as inventive Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) activities.Young people will be at the

24 Oct 2017 - 07:30

Youth Council calls on Government to provide comprehensive strategy to tackle low quality and precarious work, ahead of precarious work seminar ‘Republic of Opportunity or State of Insecurity?’