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30 Sep 2015 - 10:30

39% of workers on the minimum wage aged between 18 and 29

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has welcomed the decision to hold a forum on the Living Wage, but has warned that wider issues related to the changing nature of employment in Ireland also need to be addressed. The Living Wage forum is taking place in Dublin Castle today (30.09.15).

29 Sep 2015 - 13:00


Youth unemployment rate remains over 20%

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 20.6% the youth unemployment rate is showing little sign of decreasing.

New figures released today (29.09.15) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the unemployment rate for those aged under 25 has remained stagnant for the past 6 months – ranging between 20.3  and 20.7%.

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. 

23 May 2015 - 10:45

Youth vote decisive factor in result
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum. 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. 

Mary Cunningham, NYCI Director said: “We are delighted to have been in a position to support the achievement of a resounding Yes vote in yesterday’s referendum.

17 Sep 2015 - 11:00

Ireland’s first ever UN Youth Delegates were officially announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD at an event held in Muckross Park College, Dublin, today (17.09.2015) to mark their departure to the Sustainable Development Summit and the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The UN Youth Delegates Eoin O’Liatháin (25) from Ballymun, Dublin and Orla Murphy (23) from Upton, Co Cork will join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 

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.  

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  

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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