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December 1, 2016

Over 13,500 young long-term jobless

Youth Council: Decrease in young people signing on welcome, but over 13,500 under 26s long-term unemployed still far too high The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]
November 17, 2016

Migration key issue at National Youth Summit

Concern/NYCI Youth Summit on migration is the flagship event of this year’s One World Week Naval Services and UN Delegate share experiences of rescues on Libyan […]
November 16, 2016

Votes at home, abroad and at 16

Extending votes to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would enhance democracy in Ireland UCC/NYCI seminar told Extending votes to emigrants and young people […]
November 1, 2016

Calais: 200 young people should be brought to Ireland

Calls for TDs to support motion to bring 200 young people to Ireland immediately The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents groups working with over […]
October 19, 2016

JobBridge: decision to abolish scheme welcome, time for fresh start says Youth Council

Report findings also welcome.Radical reform of work experience programme long overdue – vital to ensure there is no JobBridge ‘Mark Two’ The National Youth Council of […]
October 12, 2016

€5.5m increase in funding for youth services welcomed

Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe: investment needed to meet growing demand for services The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which […]
October 11, 2016

‘Mean-spirited and discriminatory’: Youth Council reaction to Budget 2017

Budget announced today is at best a ‘non-event’ – a ‘do little budget’ for young people. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents […]
October 6, 2016

Youth Council welcomes ESRI and Arts Council study showing benefits of the arts for young people

Report highlights barriers to access to arts including social class, gender and language The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working […]
October 5, 2016

‘A whitewash’ – NYCI view of EU report on youth employment scheme in Ireland

Youth Council expresses astonishment at claims of ‘positive results’. Two and a half years into the plan, over 16,000 young people on the live register for […]
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