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27 Sep 2017 - 11:15
Over 300 young people representing every constituency in Ireland tell their local TDs why youth work necessary

Youth Work Changes Lives images in the pressImages from the showcase featured across national media.

15 Sep 2017 - 16:15

A new Coalition to End Youth Homelessness aims to ensure that the issue of youth homelessness gets the attention it needs.  The Coalition was initiated by Focus Ireland and the National Youth Council of Ireland, and involves founding members from across the homeless and youth sectors. Find out more about the coalition at 

17 Aug 2017 - 10:00

What questions should you be asking before joining a youth arts project? A new guide published by the National Youth Council of Ireland today aims to help young people and their parents choose the after school activities that are right for them.

12 Aug 2017 - 08:30

Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegates unveiled
as Lauren Flanagan from Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Leitrim

8 Aug 2017 - 10:45

Youth Council calls for measures to reduce waiting lists for mental health services as part of a number of costed measures detailed in its Pre-Budget Submission launching today

3 Aug 2017 - 15:00

Youth Council reaction to latest figures

Over 32,000 under 25s signing on  

21 Jul 2017 - 09:30

Youth Council highlights ‘a million good reasons’ to invest in growing youth population in Budget 2018

  • 11,257 young people under 26 still long-term unemployed
  • Need to halt long-term youth unemployment and abolish ‘sub-minimum’ wages


19 Jul 2017 - 11:00
  • Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017
  • The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000
  • Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative
6 Jul 2017 - 14:00
  • increase in line with seasonal trends but
  • over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high
  • Youth council calls for investment to halve this figure