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.
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.
Today Fergus Finlay, Chair of Volunteer Ireland, will unveil the National Youth Council of Ireland’s report ‘Lending a Hand: Young People and Volunteering in Ireland’ at 11 am in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.
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.