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Youth Council welcomes Global Diaspora plan, urges Foreign Affairs Committee to support young emigrants

December 11, 2013 - 4:00pm

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (11.12.13) welcomed the Tánaiste’s commitment to reviewing the existing policy on emigrants. The organisation, which represents youth groups working with over 380,000 young people, has also made a number of recommendations to help stem the tide of youth emigration and to support young Irish emigrants both before they leave and in preparation for when they return.

Youth Guarantee: action needed now Youth Council to tell Social Protection Committee

November 6, 2013 - 10:30am

Meeting with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection today, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) will highlight that urgent implementation and sufficient resourcing are vital to a meaningful Youth Guarantee.

Speaking in advance of the meeting James Doorley, NYCI deputy director said:

Youth Council broadly welcomes measures announced to tackle alcohol misuse

October 24, 2013 - 3:45pm

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the umbrella body that represents youth organisations, has broadly welcomes the set of decisions made today (24.10.13), to tackle alcohol misuse in Ireland.

The decisions arise out of the February 2012 recommendations of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Group of which the NYCI was a member. The organisation warns, however, that as many plans and decisions have been announced previously, the key focus now should be swift and rapid implementation.

Youth Council welcomes report confirming welfare recipients better off with job

October 22, 2013 - 11:15am

Proves welfare cut to young in budget unnecessary

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the umbrella body that represents youth organisations, has today (22.10.13) welcomed Government research that estimates at least 75% of people would have a higher income if working, stating that this contradicts the Government’s recent claims that young people were in a welfare trap.

Youth Council urges Government to reconsider dole payment cuts for young unemployed

October 14, 2013 - 10:30am

Young people hardest hit by recession

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), an umbrella organisation that represents voluntary youth organisations, has appealed to Government to step back from proposed swingeing cuts in social welfare payments to young unemployed people. 

The organisation stated that the proposed cuts were disproportionate and placed a further burden on those already suffering at the hands of a recession they had no role in creating.


For press enquiries, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at the NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email