Press Release

October 12, 2016

€5.5m increase in funding for youth services welcomed

Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe: investment needed to meet growing demand for services The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which […]
October 11, 2016

‘Mean-spirited and discriminatory’: Youth Council reaction to Budget 2017

Budget announced today is at best a ‘non-event’ – a ‘do little budget’ for young people. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents […]
October 6, 2016

Youth Council welcomes ESRI and Arts Council study showing benefits of the arts for young people

Report highlights barriers to access to arts including social class, gender and language The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working […]
October 5, 2016

‘A whitewash’ – NYCI view of EU report on youth employment scheme in Ireland

Youth Council expresses astonishment at claims of ‘positive results’. Two and a half years into the plan, over 16,000 young people on the live register for […]
October 4, 2016

New publication launched today: 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work

A must-have for anyone involved in reporting to the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) or looking to meet the Outcomes set out in the National Youth […]
August 23, 2016

NYCI welcomes increase in net inward migration overall But calls on Government to address barriers to return

and do more to ensure the availability of quality jobs and affordable housing to further increase rate of return 76,300 people emigrated 31,700 young emigrants in […]
August 16, 2016

1 in 5 Irish young people ‘not in education, employment or training’ EU study shows

Youth Council calls for measures to reduce youth unemployment in pre-budget submission New data from Eurostat has confirmed that the number of young people ‘not in […]
June 28, 2016

Youth Council highlights need to invest in growing youth population

Minister Zappone and NYCI President Ian Power address 41st NYCI Annual Assembly Investment in young people isn’t just a good idea but an essential core value […]
May 9, 2016

Youth Council welcomes Minister Zappone appointment

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the appointment of Minister Katherine […]