Press Release

April 25, 2012

Youth Council welcomes Child Protection Bill

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the publication of the Heads of the Children First Bill by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, […]
March 27, 2012

Youth Council dismay at weekday referendum date

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has expressed disappointment at the Government decision to hold the referendum on the European Stability treaty on a Thursday, […]
March 15, 2012

Consider all implications of fiscal compact cautions Youth Council of Ireland

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) met with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs today on the fiscal compact. NYCI Assistant Director, James […]
February 23, 2012

Youth Council of Ireland meets with EU Commission delegation on youth unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) met with a delegation of officials from the EU Commission yesterday evening to discuss actions to address youth unemployment. […]
February 10, 2012

A New Age in Voting – Launch of the “Vote at 16” campaign 2012

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is bringing young people from around Ireland together at the Vote@16 Youth Conference, to launch the 2012 campaign to […]
February 7, 2012

Youth Council: Substance Misuse report welcome, now is time to act and prioritise young people’s lives over industry profits

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) welcomed the report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group launched today, but emphasised the need to act […]
February 1, 2012

Youth Council calls on Government to draw down from €30 billion EU funds to address youth unemployment

Against the backdrop of CSO figures released today showing over 75,300 young people on the live register* the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging Government to draw down EU monies to fund incentives and public works to employ young jobseekers.

December 7, 2011

Launch of first Irish Youth Health Promotion Database

Today Dr. Collette Kelly of NUIG will unveil the National Youth Council of Ireland’s Irish Youth Health Promotion Bibliography at 12pm in the Science Gallery, Dublin. […]
December 5, 2011

Devil is in the detail as cuts hit young people hard

The National Youth Council of Ireland is disappointed with the announcements in relation to education, training and support for young people. Young people in particular have been hit hard by the recession, with 27% unemployed and continuing high levels of emigration now being compounded by cuts to vital supports.