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If you are a journalist working on youth issues looking for reports you can cite or reliable data, NYCI reports and submissions can help your work on issues affecting young people.

Below you’ll find our most recent press releases:


NYCI Welcomes ‘The Future of Youth Work’ Report by Joint Oireachtas Committee

NYCI warmly welcomed ‘‘The Future of Youth Work’ report, recently published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth in July 2023. Key […]

NYCI welcomes broad Seanad support of Vote at 16 Bill, but disappointment at delay

NYCI welcomed the widespread support garnered by the “Vote at 16” Bill, as it was discussed in the Seanad. The proposed Bill, introduced by Senator Malcolm Byrne, aimed to extend the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds for Local and European elections, a move that has gained momentum in recent years.

ESRI report sparks call to end youth rates of minimum wage

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today welcomed the publication of an ESRI-Low Pay Commission report on Sub-Minimum wages in Ireland, saying the report provides further impetus for the abolition of sub-minimum rates of the minimum wage for young workers.


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