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10 Mar 2015 - 11:00

Irish Times: 'National youth health programme promotes joined-up approach to mental health'

The Irish Times HealthPlus supplement published an excellent piece on the NYCI Health Quality Mark (HQM) today. It features the work of Gold HQM awardees Sligo community training centre (CTC) and Swan Youth Service, Dublin.

To read the article see the Irish Times website here >>

4 Mar 2015 - 14:15

Calls for Government to step up implementation of Youth Guarantee

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today issued a reminder that at 20.3%* youth unemployment is still far too high.

New figures released today (04.03.15) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in February 2015 was 48,524. This represents a decrease of 765 compared to the January 2015 figure of 49,289.

3 Mar 2015 - 13:45
  • Vital that policy is fully resourced and implemented
  • Many elements organisation has called for included

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the publication of ‘Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy’ launched by the Department of Foreign Affairs today (03.03.15).

24 Feb 2015 - 11:30

57% satisfied with their internship but only 27% secure full time employment

Internships have a role to play, but only if properly structured and controlled. The JobBridge scheme requires significant reform to enhance the experience of participants and increase progression into secure employment.

19 Feb 2015 - 17:00

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the publication today (19.02.15) of the Children and Family Relationships Bill, which seeks to provide legal clarity for all families in terms of their parental rights and responsibilities.

4 Feb 2015 - 14:00

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

15 Jan 2015 - 13:15

Voting age can still be extended to 16 and 17 year olds in local and European elections, without referendum

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (15.01.15) expressed disappointment at a Government announcement that it will not proceed with a referendum on the voting age, as recommended by the constitutional convention.

10 Oct 2014 - 14:00

1 in 4 unable to move out of home as a result of the cuts made to Jobseeker's Allowance

Youth Council calls on Government to restore weekly rate of €188 for all young people on education, training and work experience programmes

17 Nov 2014 - 15:15

We need to shine a spotlight on the presence and nature of online sexism, conference told

- NYCI Annual Conference: Been there, done that… where’s the T-shirt? A Conference on Gender in Youth Work -

Sexism online, body image, sexuality and other gender related issues are still live issues, and those working with young people need to be supported to tackle them. That was the message emerging from Been there, done that… where’s the T-shirt? A Conference on Gender in Youth Work, which took place in Dublin Castle today (17.11.14).

15 Oct 2014 - 13:45

Maintenance of funding for youth services welcomed

Young jobseekers: disappointment that cuts not reversed; no additional funding for Youth Guarantee

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the announcement that there will be no further cuts to youth services in Budget 2015.

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