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Catholic Guides of Ireland awarded Gold Health Quality Mark

Catholic Guides of Ireland were awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work […]

Young Men’s Mental Health ‘Take the Time and Make the Time’

The NYCI Youth Health Programme has created this video to highlight issues experienced by young men around mental health.

Interactive map of youth work activities for young asylum seekers and refugees

We have developed this online resource to support young asylum seekers and refugees to take part in youth groups and youth work activities in their area. […]


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Gaming in Youth Work – Engaging young people in climate action and development education

This innovative and exciting new programme will enable youth workers to use games to strengthen their practice while focussing on climate, environmental and development issues.

Identify, Tackle, and Transform Hate Speech and Behaviour in Youth Settings

This course is delivered by a team of Trainers who worked with the National Youth Council of Ireland, in partnership with 4 European organisations- Peace Institute (Finland), Ljubljana Pride (Slovenia), Interfaith Scotland (UK), Hamoment (Portugal) on an innovative Erasmus+ funded project exploring how to transform hate in youth work settings.

Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings

This tailored workshop is designed to address your needs as a facilitator by adding a range of drama processes to your youth work toolkit! It provides practical tips to ensure success and aims to enhance your creative ability, artistic skills and confidence when working with young people.


NYCI in partnership with our member organisations and the wider youth work sector is running the “Youth Work Changes Lives” campaign from 2017-2019 to highlight the positive contribution of youth work to young people, local communities and Irish society as a whole


NYCI believes that young people should have a greater say in decisions and actions that affect them and their community. We have been campaigning for Government to extend the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds for local, national and European elections.

Become a member of the NYCI

Join the representative body for youth organisations in Ireland and take advantage of the benefits for your organisation


Delighted to have @powerian CEO of @SpunOut & @CTL_Ireland & President of @nycinews as our MC at today’s launch of the @ESRIDublin Evaluation of the National Youthreach Programme & the SOLAS response to the findings. #Youthreach #thisisfet

📢Ireland's New Climate Plan Launched!


👉Read: https://t.co/7leOgi4bx7 🌍🌎🌏

#ClimatePlan2019 #ClimateJustice #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #FutureGenerations #Ireland4SDGs #FridaysForFuture #SchoolStrike4Climate #YouthWorkChangesLives

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NYCI complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland

NYCI supports Sustainable Development Goals

NYCI Supports Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice

NYCI is a signatory of the Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages