Press Release

February 1, 2012

Youth Council calls on Government to draw down from €30 billion EU funds to address youth unemployment

Against the backdrop of CSO figures released today showing over 75,300 young people on the live register* the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging Government to draw down EU monies to fund incentives and public works to employ young jobseekers.

December 5, 2011

Devil is in the detail as cuts hit young people hard

The National Youth Council of Ireland is disappointed with the announcements in relation to education, training and support for young people. Young people in particular have been hit hard by the recession, with 27% unemployed and continuing high levels of emigration now being compounded by cuts to vital supports.

October 26, 2011

Youth Council urges young people to vote and calls for this to be last weekday election

Over 500,000 young people aged 18 to 25 could make crucial difference in presidential election.

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging young people to make their voice heard by voting in the presidential election tomorrow.  For anyone under 31 years of age this is the first time they have had a chance to elect our President.