Press Release

April 6, 2017

Coding and creativity collide: Young people to take on robotics, electronics and the arts in major new nationwide initiative

National Youth Council, Camara Education Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland join forces to bring STEM skills to young people all over Ireland. The ambitious new ‘Maker Project’ […]
April 5, 2017

European Court of Auditors: Ireland’s implementation of EU Youth Guarantee falls short of expectations

EU Auditors report a wakeup call for Irish Government and EU Commission on flaws in Youth Guarantee programme – time for review and reboot, says Youth […]
March 31, 2017

Youth Council welcomes recognition of Traveller ethnicity

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the announcement today that the […]
March 29, 2017

Voting at 16: youth groups express disappointment as Seanad delays Bill to extend voting rights

Democracy delayed is democracy denied, says Youth Council Disappointed at unnecessary delay, but the #VoteAt16 campaign goes on The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – […]
March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 […]