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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.

Youth Council statement on Ministerial appointments

May 8, 2014 - 11:45am
  • Congratulates Minister Fitzgerald
  • Welcomes appointment of Minister Flanagan to Youth Affairs portfolio

The Government has today (08.05.2014) appointed Minister Frances Fitzgerald, TD as Minister for Justice and Equality.

Commenting on the appointment Mary Cunningham, director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) said:

“We’d like to put on record our thanks to Minister Fitzgerald for her work as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Only 5 days left to register to vote in local, European and by-elections

May 1, 2014 - 11:00am
  • Groups urge young people to register to vote
  • and call for a National Voter Registration Day 

A coalition of youth groups consisting of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SpunOut.ie are calling on young people to make sure that they are registered to vote in the upcoming local, European and by-elections.

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.

Youth Guarantee Plan broadly welcomed by Youth Council

January 28, 2014 - 3:30pm

More clarity needed on how much consists of existing provision and what represents new places

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the umbrella body that represents youth organisations, has welcomed the Government report on the implementation of the youth guarantee scheme published today (28.01.14).

Speaking at the launch of the report James Doorley, NYCI deputy director said:

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