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For press enquiries, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at the NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email communications@nyci.ie

 

16 May 2018 - 12:30

Health promotion programme receives Gold award for work supporting young people

‘The food is so nice to get; it helps a lot. At the moment I can’t afford certain stuff and it helps me’

No4 Youth Service, Galway was awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people in the Galway area, at a special event held in the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday 16th May at 11am.

15 May 2018 - 15:30

“Build on existing work around consent.”

“Relationships and sexuality education needs to cover a spectrum from knowledge on relationships and gender identity, through to the practical skills around using contraception and accessing reliable information,”

“Working with over 380,000 young people each year, the youth work sector is uniquely placed to provide the necessary training and support” committee told.

14 May 2018 - 15:30

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has renewed calls to ensure that the digital age of consent is set at 13 ahead of a vote on the issue due to take place in Dáil Éireann tomorrow (15.05.18).

Speaking ahead of the debate on the Data Protection Bill, Mary Cunningham, NYCI Director said: “The NYCI is calling on all TDs to support the digital age of consent being set at 13 and to allow this Bill to progress when it comes before the Dáil tomorrow evening.”

30 Apr 2018 - 09:30

 

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 deadline next Tuesday May 8th.

25 Apr 2018 - 12:15

Launch of A Generation for Change: Spotlight Report on Young People, the Sustainable Development Goals and Ireland ahead of Ireland’s high level UN review

Generation for change launch

Young people at the Generation for Change launch in Iveagh House, Dublin (Pic: Jason Clarke).

“I live with my parents and can’t afford to move out because there is a lack of affordable housing.”

21 Mar 2018 - 19:15

Over 126,000 young people will miss out on voting in local and European Parliament elections

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has expressed its disappointment that a Bill to extend voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds has been defeated in the Seanad this evening (21.03.18). Had it been passed, the Bill would have allowed over 126,000 young people to vote in local and European Parliament elections next year.*

Speaking after the Seanad debate, James Doorley, NYCI Deputy Director said:

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.

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