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1 Dec 2016 - 14:00
Youth Council: Decrease in young people signing on welcome, but over 13,500 under 26s long-term unemployed still far too high
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has voiced concern at the number of long-term unemployed aged under 26. New figures released today (01.12.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in November 2016 was 30,851. This represents a decrease of 1,408 compared to the October 2016 figure of 32,259.*
Concern at long-term unemployed young people
17 Nov 2016 - 17:00

Concern/NYCI Youth Summit on migration is the flagship event of this year’s One World Week

Naval Services and UN Delegate share experiences of rescues on Libyan coastline and of working on the UN migration summit in New York

Up to 200 young people from around Ireland met at a Youth Summit in Blackhall Place, Dublin today (17th November) to look at the issue of migration. Organised by Concern Worldwide and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the event followed on from the UN agreement last year where 193 world leaders committed to 17 global goals (known as the Sustainable Development Goals or ‘SDGs’) to end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change by 2030.

16 Nov 2016 - 16:00

Extending votes to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would enhance democracy in Ireland UCC/NYCI seminar told

Extending votes to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would enhance, expand and enrich the democratic system in Ireland. That was the key message emerging from  a seminar on voting rights organised by University College Cork (UCC) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Dublin today (16.11.16).

1 Nov 2016 - 18:30

Calls for TDs to support motion to bring 200 young people to Ireland immediately

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - is today (01.11.16) calling on all 158 TDs  to support the motion to bring 200 children and young people to Ireland with immediate effect, ahead of a Dáil debate on Wednesday.

Valerie Duffy, head of NYCI’s Development Education programme said: “NYCI is calling for immediate action to care for the children and young people at the Calais camp.

19 Oct 2016 - 15:45

Report findings also welcome.
Radical reform of work experience programme long overdue – vital to ensure there is no JobBridge ‘Mark Two’

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar that the JobBridge scheme is to be abolished, made yesterday (18.10.2016) at the launch of a review of the scheme.

12 Oct 2016 - 16:15

Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe: investment needed to meet growing demand for services

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD, of an additional €5.5m funding for youth work programmes.

Mary Cunningham, NYCI Director said: “We welcome the announcement that there will be an increase in funding for youth work services in Budget 2017. This will provide much needed additional support to our member organisations, their 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers who are working with over 380,000 young people in every community across the country.

11 Oct 2016 - 17:00

Budget announced today is at best a ‘non-event’ - a 'do little budget' for young people.

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents youth groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has expressed disappointment at what it has termed a ‘mean-spirited and discriminatory’ budget that unfairly singles out the young.

According to James Doorley, NYCI deputy director: “The decision of Government to single out young people on already low rates of €100 and €144 jobseekers allowance for lower weekly increases of just €2.70 and €3.80 is mean-spirited, miserly and further entrenches discrimination.

6 Oct 2016 - 16:45

Report highlights barriers to access to arts including social class, gender and language

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the publication yesterday (4.10.16) of ‘Arts and Cultural Participation among Children and Young People: Insights from the Growing Up in Ireland Study’ a major study conducted by the ESRI on behalf of the Arts Council.

5 Oct 2016 - 11:15

Youth Council expresses astonishment at claims of ‘positive results’.

Two and a half years into the plan, over 16,000 young people on the live register for 12 months or more.

Victims of flawed EU Commission report will be young jobseekers who have been promised much and seen little delivered.

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations with 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers who work with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has expressed its disappointment at an EU Commission report published yesterday evening (4.10.16) on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee across Europe and in Ireland.

4 Oct 2016 - 11:00

8 ~Steps to Inclusive Youth Work A must-have for anyone involved in reporting to the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) or looking to meet the Outcomes set out in the National Youth Strategy (NYS) or Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (BOBF), the 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work NYCI's new toolkit for Directors, Youth Work Managers, Youth Project Leaders and Programme Officers will help

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