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Youth Council statement on Ministerial appointments

May 8, 2014 - 11:45am
  • Congratulates Minister Fitzgerald
  • Welcomes appointment of Minister Flanagan to Youth Affairs portfolio

The Government has today (08.05.2014) appointed Minister Frances Fitzgerald, TD as Minister for Justice and Equality.

Commenting on the appointment Mary Cunningham, director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) said:

“We’d like to put on record our thanks to Minister Fitzgerald for her work as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Only 5 days left to register to vote in local, European and by-elections

May 1, 2014 - 11:00am
  • Groups urge young people to register to vote
  • and call for a National Voter Registration Day 

A coalition of youth groups consisting of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SpunOut.ie are calling on young people to make sure that they are registered to vote in the upcoming local, European and by-elections.

Youth Guarantee Plan broadly welcomed by Youth Council

January 28, 2014 - 3:30pm

More clarity needed on how much consists of existing provision and what represents new places

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the umbrella body that represents youth organisations, has welcomed the Government report on the implementation of the youth guarantee scheme published today (28.01.14).

Speaking at the launch of the report James Doorley, NYCI deputy director said:

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.

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