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19 Jul 2017 - 11:00
  • Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017
  • The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000
  • Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative
6 Jul 2017 - 14:00
  • increase in line with seasonal trends but
  • over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high
  • Youth council calls for investment to halve this figure
1 Jul 2017 - 10:45

Number of those aged 10-24 to grow to over 1,000,000 by 2025

With our growing youth population set to surpass one million by 2025, investment in youth services is more important now than ever, that was the message from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) President, Ian Power speaking at the organisation’s 42nd Annual Assembly (AGM) held in Dublin today (01.07.17). The event brings together representatives from the 49 youth organisations in NYCI membership. These groups work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

28 Jun 2017 - 12:15

Time: 10.30-2pm (including networking light lunch)
Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
Location: National Gallery of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2.
Cost: Free (includes light lunch and complimentary entry to the Vermeer exhibition afterwards).

19 Jun 2017 - 18:00

Applications close June 27th

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is calling on young people aged 18 to 25 from around Ireland to apply to become Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate for 2017/2018.

1 Jun 2017 - 15:00

Slight increase in line with seasonal trends but

> 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today highlighted concerns at the number of young people who are long term unemployed. New figures released today (01.06.17) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in May was 30,253.

9 May 2017 - 14:00

Where can I access youth mental health supports, services and training in my area? A new tool launched today aims to help users answer that very question. The Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool features information on over 100 organisations that provide an array of services and supports through online platforms, phone, and face-to-face engagement.​​​​​​​Developed by National Youth Health Programme, a partnership between NYCI, HSE and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

2 May 2017 - 11:45
  • New figures published in advance of Government's Global Civic Forum, taking place May 4th and 5th
  • Youth Council calls on Government to follow through on commitment to hold referendum on the issue
  • “Ireland out of step with many democracies in the world”
7 Apr 2017 - 15:00

Youth Leaders Network – Ireland and Northern Ireland

Future of Work Conference, Malaga, 14-17 September 2017

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 8th May


6 Apr 2017 - 11:30
  • Ireland’s large youth population unique in Western Europe
  • Drop in 20-34 year old population shows impact of emigration
  • Onus on Government to ensure adequate investment to meet needs of youth population, says Youth Council