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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

 

29 Apr 2016 - 13:30

New 'E-Vetting' promises to reduce vetting times

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the commencement today (29.04.16) of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016. The Acts place mandatory Garda Vetting on a statutory footing for the first time.

7 Apr 2016 - 15:00

Slight decrease in under 25s signing on welcome but
over 13,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today voiced concern at the number of long term unemployed aged under 25. New figures released today (07.04.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in March 2016 was 38,391. This represents a decrease of 1,393 compared to the February 2016 figure of 39,784.*

5 Apr 2016 - 11:30

National Youth Council of Ireland encourages anyone working with young people in Athlone and surrounding area to attend youth arts event

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is inviting all those who work with young people in Athlone and the surrounding areas to an introductory event that will help them get involved in youth arts.

The event, entitled ‘Getting Started in Comics’ is an introductory training that will help those attending get to grips with the basics of how to research, write and draw a comic. It takes place on Tuesday, May 10th in Gateway Youth Project, St Marys’ Hall, Northgate Street, Athlone.

25 Feb 2016 - 17:30


Youth Council urging 18 to 25’s to get out and vote
Guide for first-time voters on youth.ie/vote

 
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed that 30,185  people nationwide have been added to the supplementary register in advance of tomorrow’s general election, and is calling on young people to ensure they cast their vote. The NYCI is the representative body for youth organisations with 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers who work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

James Doorley, NYCI deputy director explained: “The figures from the Department of the Environment indicate that 30,185 people added their names to the supplementary register before the February 9th deadline, which is to be welcomed.

22 Feb 2016 - 11:30
  • Youth population set to grow by 13% in lifetime of next Government
  • Every €1 invested in youth work - economic benefit to State is €2.20
  • 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers work with 380,000 young people

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has called on the next Government to invest in Ireland’s growing youth population.
 

11 Feb 2016 - 12:15
  • Current levels of youth unemployment would be lower if Youth Guarantee was rolled out as promised, Youth Council tells ECA
  • 5,000 fewer places than promised in 2014
  • Calls for next Government to set out ambitious targets for delivery
  • Lack of Government engagement with key stakeholders highlighted

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has today (11.02.16) raised concerns about the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Ireland at a meeting with the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Dublin.

8 Feb 2016 - 13:15

Youth Council urges young people to register in time for General Election

  • 59,000 young people in Ireland have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote
  • Deadline for supplementary register tomorrow 9th February

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is making a final call on young people nationwide to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. The deadline for inclusion on the supplementary register is the 9th of February.  

James Doorley, NYCI deputy director explained: “We are especially anxious to ensure that the 59,000* young people who have turned 18 in the last 12 months are included in the electoral register and can exercise their democratic right.”

1 Feb 2016 - 12:15

Up to 460,000* young people aged 18 to 25 could make crucial difference in election
Potential Thursday vote risks excluding many

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has today (01.02.16) called on Government to ensure the general election is held on a Friday.
“There are up to 460,000 young people entitled to vote. A Friday vote would facilitate the large numbers that are away from home, at college or for training or work, to return to vote,” said Ian Power, President of the National Youth Council of Ireland. 

9 Dec 2015 - 17:45

NYCI primarily concerned with impact of alcohol misuse and harm on children and young people under 18 years – bill, if enacted, will address advertising and marketing of drink, cheap price and availability which impact most on young.

Concern at lack of measures to deal with digital marketing.

8 Dec 2015 - 11:00
Campaign Groups Call for an End to Poverty among Children and Young People
Joint Plan calls for the number of children and young people living in poverty to be halved within 5 years, eliminated within 10 years.
 
National campaign groups with a membership base of 200 organisations across Ireland have today (8/12) come together to launch a plan of action setting out the essential steps for the next Government to lay the foundations for an end to child and youth poverty.
 

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