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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

 

23 Aug 2016 - 13:00

and do more to ensure the availability of quality jobs and affordable housing to further increase rate of return

  • 76,300 people emigrated
  • 31,700 young emigrants in 2016 (vs 30,400 in 2015)
  • 19,700 inward young migrants, (an increase vs 14,700 in 2015)
  • Net outward emigration of 12,000 young people (down from  15,700 in 2015)

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 welcomed new Population and Migration Estimates figures released today (23.08.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).*

26 Jun 2016 - 11:30

Minister Zappone and NYCI President Ian Power address 41st NYCI Annual Assembly

Investment in young people isn’t just a good idea but an essential core value for any society, that was the message from NYCI President, Ian Power speaking at the organisation’s 41st Annual Assembly (AGM) held in Dublin last Saturday (25.06.16). The event brought together representatives from the 50 youth organisations in NYCI membership. These groups work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

 

9 May 2016 - 16:45

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the appointment of Minister Katherine Zappone, TD as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.Commenting on the appointment Mary Cunningham, Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) said: “We congratulate the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone on her appointment.

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.

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