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March 29, 2017
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Voting at 16: Youth Council welcomes Bill to extend voting rights to young people aged 16 and over

Up to 126,000 young people aged 16 and 17 could vote in the 2019 Local and European Elections Arguments first used to disenfranchise women now being […]
March 1, 2017
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Alliance of leading civil society groups call for national action plan on ambitious global targets to end hunger, climate change and inequality

Ireland can be a leader in one of the most important turning points in modern history Coalition 2030—an alliance of over 100 leading civil society organisations […]
February 16, 2017
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Public Health (Alcohol) Bill vital in fight to combat impact of alcohol on mental health of Ireland’s youth

Youth Council welcomes statement from Minister McEntee in support of Bill Business interests must not trump wellbeing of our young people, says Council The National Youth […]
January 30, 2017
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Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate addresses UN meeting in New York

Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) needs to be inclusive, ECOSOC meeting told. Inclusion must be at the heart of the implementation of the Sustainable Development […]
January 30, 2017
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Brexit Forum on Children and Young People opportunity to address youth needs and concerns

Ireland’s youth population to increase 13% over the next four years, vital they are taken into account The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which […]
December 19, 2016
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Youth Council welcomes Una Mullally appointment

Journalist and activist Una Mullally appointed as independent chair of group to oversee development of National LGBT Youth Strategy: The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]
December 13, 2016
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‘Youth Work Changes Lives’ – major campaign unveiled at conference in Dublin Castle

State saves €2.20 for every €1 spent on youth work, conference told Too much of the excellent work undertaken by youth organisations with young people is […]
December 1, 2016
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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
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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 […]
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