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12 Oct 2016 - 16:15

Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe: investment needed to meet growing demand for services

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD, of an additional €5.5m funding for youth work programmes.

Mary Cunningham, NYCI Director said: “We welcome the announcement that there will be an increase in funding for youth work services in Budget 2017. This will provide much needed additional support to our member organisations, their 1,400 staff and 40,000 volunteers who are working with over 380,000 young people in every community across the country.

11 Oct 2016 - 17:00

Budget announced today is at best a ‘non-event’ - a 'do little budget' for young people.

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents youth groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has expressed disappointment at what it has termed a ‘mean-spirited and discriminatory’ budget that unfairly singles out the young.

According to James Doorley, NYCI deputy director: “The decision of Government to single out young people on already low rates of €100 and €144 jobseekers allowance for lower weekly increases of just €2.70 and €3.80 is mean-spirited, miserly and further entrenches discrimination.

6 Oct 2016 - 16:45

Report highlights barriers to access to arts including social class, gender and language

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the publication yesterday (4.10.16) of ‘Arts and Cultural Participation among Children and Young People: Insights from the Growing Up in Ireland Study’ a major study conducted by the ESRI on behalf of the Arts Council.

5 Oct 2016 - 11:15

Youth Council expresses astonishment at claims of ‘positive results’.

Two and a half years into the plan, over 16,000 young people on the live register for 12 months or more.

Victims of flawed EU Commission report will be young jobseekers who have been promised much and seen little delivered.

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 expressed its disappointment at an EU Commission report published yesterday evening (4.10.16) on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee across Europe and in Ireland.

4 Oct 2016 - 11:00

8 ~Steps to Inclusive Youth Work A must-have for anyone involved in reporting to the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) or looking to meet the Outcomes set out in the National Youth Strategy (NYS) or Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (BOBF), the 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work NYCI's new toolkit for Directors, Youth Work Managers, Youth Project Leaders and Programme Officers will help

23 Aug 2016 - 13:00

and do more to ensure the availability of quality jobs and affordable housing to further increase rate of return

  • 76,300 people emigrated
  • 31,700 young emigrants in 2016 (vs 30,400 in 2015)
  • 19,700 inward young migrants, (an increase vs 14,700 in 2015)
  • Net outward emigration of 12,000 young people (down from  15,700 in 2015)

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 welcomed new Population and Migration Estimates figures released today (23.08.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).*

26 Jun 2016 - 11:30

Minister Zappone and NYCI President Ian Power address 41st NYCI Annual Assembly

Investment in young people isn’t just a good idea but an essential core value for any society, that was the message from NYCI President, Ian Power speaking at the organisation’s 41st Annual Assembly (AGM) held in Dublin last Saturday (25.06.16). The event brought together representatives from the 50 youth organisations in NYCI membership. These groups work with over 380,000 young people nationwide.

 

9 May 2016 - 16:45

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the appointment of Minister Katherine Zappone, TD as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.Commenting on the appointment Mary Cunningham, Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) said: “We congratulate the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone on her appointment.

29 Apr 2016 - 13:30

New 'E-Vetting' promises to reduce vetting times

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the commencement today (29.04.16) of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016. The Acts place mandatory Garda Vetting on a statutory footing for the first time.

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