The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the decision to hold the upcoming Children’s Referendum on a Saturday.
“This is something we have lobbied for over the past months, and we are delighted that Government has chosen to hold the referendum on Saturday the 10th of November. A weekend date will make it easier for young people in education, training or work away from home to participate,” said Mary Cunningham, Director of NYCI.
“We look forward to details of the amendment being published tomorrow, and will be encouraging young people to register and to get out and vote on this important issue,” continued Ms Cunningham.
“This will be the second referendum to be held on a Saturday, following Nice II in 2002. We hope that Government will commit to holding all elections and referenda at the weekend in future, to help maximise voter turnout and encourage participation,” concluded Ms Cunningham.
For further information, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
NYCI Child Protection Programme
The NYCI Child Protection Programme works with youth work organisations and others in assessing and addressing the child protection needs of the youth work sector.
The Child Protection Programme (formerly known as the Child Protection Unit) was established in late 2004 as part of the implementation of the National Youth Work Development Plan.