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Youth Council statement on abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

May 15, 2014 - 2:15pm

On April 14 2014, more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted at gunpoint. One month later, the school girls are still being held in captivity.


The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has expressed its extreme concern about the recent abduction of Nigerian school girls and urged the national authorities and international community to increase efforts to end the hostage situation in Nigeria and allow the young girls to safely return home and to their education.

 

Youth floating vote will be key to local and European elections

May 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

Latest polls show 40% of young people undecided

  • Youth groups urge 1/2 million 18-25 year olds to vote
  • Call on candidates to engage with young voters

A coalition of youth groups including the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SpunOut.ie today (20.05.14) called on young people to make sure they use their vote in the upcoming local, European and by-elections.

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.
 

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