Press Release

October 8, 2014

Major Conference on Global Youth Work takes place in Dublin Castle

Development education strategy for Ireland vital, conference told – Young People: Connected, Respected and Empowered: A conference on development education and youth – As global citizens, […]
September 24, 2014

Young people called on to join campaign against hate speech

Underreporting key issue in fight against online hate speech Twitter, Council of Europe and Youth Council spearhead launch of No Hate Speech Movement in Ireland. The […]
September 16, 2014

Return migration plan vital, in context of upturn in economy

165,300 young people have emigrated over the last 5 years, conference told Home is where the heart is – A conference on return migration from a […]
September 15, 2014

RedC/NYCI poll: 30% of young people aged 18-25 not registered to vote

Youth Council calls for overhaul of outdated registration system Poll also indicates independents and Sinn Fein performed best among young voters in local and European elections […]
August 26, 2014

Decrease in Emigration welcome but number of young people under 25 years leaving still too high

Youth Council reaction to CSO migration figures 33,500 young emigrants in 2014 with 165,300 young people leaving in last 5 years Time for Return Migration Strategy […]
July 14, 2014

Youth Council reaction to Ministerial appointments

Welcomes appointment of Minister Reilly to Youth Affairs portfolio Welcomes focus on Diaspora in Minister Deenihan’s new role In the Cabinet reshuffle today (11.07.14) Dr James […]
July 7, 2014

Youth Council reaction to new Live Register figures

2,932 more young people on live register more needs to be done to tackle youth unemployment concern at slow place of implementation of youth guarantee calls […]
May 20, 2014

Youth floating vote will be key to local and European elections

Latest polls show 40% of young people undecided Youth groups urge 1/2 million 18-25 year olds to vote Call on candidates to engage with young voters […]
May 15, 2014

Youth Council statement on abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

On April 14 2014, more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted at gunpoint. One month later, the school girls are still being held in captivity. The […]