Press Release

April 12, 2013

Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

January 1st – June 30th 2013 Over the first six months of 2013, Ireland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and […]
March 28, 2013

Constitutional Convention Report: Youth Council welcomes lower voting age recommendation

Vote@16 campaign successful in convincing Convention The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today (27.03.13) welcomed the Constitutional Convention's formal submission of its report to the […]
March 21, 2013

Youth Council meets EU Affairs Committee to discuss youth guarantee

The EU affairs committee will meet today (21.03.13) to discuss the European Youth Guarantee. The Oireachtas Committee will be addressed by James Doorley of the National […]
March 13, 2013

Conclusions of EU Youth Conference highlight unemployment as critical to the inclusion of young people in society

“Young people have named employment as fundamental to being included in society and highlighted the transition from education to employment as a particularly vulnerable time,” stated Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The Minister was speaking at the closing plenary of the EU Youth Conference, which brought together some 150 young people and 100 policy-makers from all 27 EU Member States.

March 6, 2013

Let’s act on inclusion

Youth Council launches ten-part video series exploring what young people and youth workers have to say about equality and inclusion.   The National Youth Council of […]
February 28, 2013

Youth Council welcomes EU agreement on Youth Guarantee

but warns it’s not a panacea number of young people in Ireland at work down almost 10% The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed […]
February 13, 2013

Youth Council welcomes Garda Vetting staff increase

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the announcement by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence that 25 additional staff will […]
February 7, 2013

1 year on: glass half empty

Feb 7th 2012: Substance Misuse Report launched by Dept. of Health “Twelve months on: no plan and no action”   The National Youth Council of Ireland […]
January 31, 2013

Youth Council welcomes political support for “youth guarantee”

€3.16 bn – cost of doing nothing to combat youth unemployment   The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) welcomed political support for a “youth guarantee” […]