Press Release

July 2, 2020

Reaction to latest CSO live register figures:

We have expressed concern and disappointment over the lack of urgency and focus on youth unemployment in the Programme for Government. There is no reference to ‘youth employment’ or ‘youth unemployment’ in the 125 page text.
June 28, 2020

Concern ‘Youth Affairs’ omitted from name of new Department of Children

We are very concerned at initial indications from the Taoiseach's announcement that ‘Youth Affairs’ may be dropped from the name of the Department, and we are calling for this to be reversed.
June 12, 2020

Save DCYA

NYC has renewed its call for the retention of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in the next Government.
June 10, 2020

Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19

Department of Children and Youth Affairs ‘roadmap’ for the phased re-opening of our youth sector.
April 16, 2020

Covid-19: Expressions of interest sought – Youth Workers for deployment to residential centres

One of the critical impacts arising from Covid-19 on vulnerable young people is the staffing shortages being experienced in children’s residential centres.
April 3, 2020

Covid-19: DCYA funded youth services and organisations – essential services updated advice

This communication provides additional information in relation to the list of essential services published over the previous weekend, particularly related to youth work services.
April 2, 2020

Covid-19: communication to Tusla funded youth services and organisations

Covid-19: communication to Tusla funded youth services and organisations
April 1, 2020

Covid-19: Zoom check-in sessions for youth workers

We recognise the varied experiences out in the sector, and these sessions will support sharing and discussion with one another, and will help ensure our evolving response continues to meet your needs.
March 25, 2020

Covid-19: DCYA funded youth services and organisations – updated advice

This communication from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs acknowledges all of the staff, management and volunteers in youth services across Ireland for the amazing work they have done up to this point and that youth work is an essential service for many young people
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