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26 Aug 2015 - 17:30

Youth unemployment rate increases for 2nd quarter to 22.4%
 

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 voiced concerns that at 22.4% youth unemployment is rising again. 

26 Aug 2015 - 12:30

warns more  needs to be done on availability of quality jobs and housing to increase rate of return

CSO Migration Estimates: Youth Council reaction to latest figures

19 Aug 2015 - 16:00

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the Government decision to conduct an external independent evaluation of the JobBridge scheme, but has warned that the value of the review will depend on the terms of reference.

The NYCI report published in February 2015 “JobBridge: Stepping Stone or Dead End?” examined the experience of young people on the scheme.* It found that while a majority were satisfied (57%) with their internship only 27% secured full-time employment following participation. It also  recommended that the scheme be reviewed and reformed.  

24 Aug 2015 - 09:30

Many not aware of incentives for employers who take on young people 

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed news that 1,102 young nationwide* have benefited from the JobsPlus scheme since its introduction in July 2013. However, based on the latest figures from the Department of Social Protection, up to 25,610 young jobseekers around the country** could be taking advantage of the scheme, which supports jobseekers into employment. 

11 Aug 2015 - 16:30

Highlights that number of young people in temporary employment rose from 11.2% in 2004 to 34.9% in 2012

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the announcement today (11.08.2015) by the Government that it will hold a Forum on the Living Wage on the 30th September in Dublin Castle.

5 Aug 2015 - 11:45

CSO Live Register: reaction to latest figures

Youth Council expresses concern at consistently high youth unemployment  (20.2%) - still double the pre-crisis rate 

19,000 young people on live register for over 1 year  

7 Jul 2015 - 15:00

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (07.07.15) called on Government to ensure that the proposed Electoral Commission is properly resourced and prioritises the registration of young voters.
In a presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on the Environment, Community and Local Government NYCI outlined the urgent need to address the under registration of young people, given that up to 30% of 18-25s were not registered in a Red C poll commissioned by NYCI in autumn 2014.

26 May 2015 - 10:00

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon meeting a delegation of young people including NYCI's Millenium Youth Ambassadors Leo Gilmartin, Stephen Reid and Rebecca Taylor at the launch event for the new UN Youth Delegate Programme.
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon meeting a delegation of young people including NYCI's Millenium Youth Ambassadors Stephen Reid, Rebecca Taylor and Leo Gilmartinat the launch event for the new UN Youth Delegate Programme.

4 Feb 2015 - 14:00

1,361 more young people on live register
Rate of youth unemployment still at 21.6%

12 May 2015 - 09:45

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has confirmed its support for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum following a ballot of its members.* The NYCI is the representative body for youth organisations whose 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers work with over 380,000 young people nationwide. 

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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