Rural youth: public transport, employment and investment in youth and mental health services key issues

Limited public transport is still one of the biggest challenges facing young people living in rural Ireland today, hindering access to a wide range of necessary services. That’s according to new research published today (22.11.19) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The qualitative study Youth Work in Rural Ireland explores the […]

Tipperary young people urged to ensure they can vote as deadline nears and in time for 2020 General Election

Latest figures available show 125,132 registered to vote in Tipperary Deadline is Monday November 25th – Youth Council advises young people not to wait until an election or referendum is called before they register   The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is […]

Tipperary: 758 young people on apprenticeship programmes

At present there are 758 young people on apprenticeship programmes in County Tipperary, we need increased investment in Budget 2020 to support more young people into an apprenticeship and a range of other employment and training measures to reduce long-term youth unemployment. That was the message from James Doorley, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

Tipperary: youth population over 31,000 – Youth Council calls on Government to invest in youth work

Nationally, number of those aged 10-24 to grow to over 1,000,000 by 2025 Total youth work funding still 20% below 2008 levels, despite growing youth population Less than €1.25 a week per young person currently invested in youth work There are 31,210 young people living in County Tipperary and, with our growing youth population set […]

Young people from every county invited to apply for chance to represent Ireland at UN

Applications close June 8th The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is calling on young people aged 18 to 25 from around Ireland to apply to become Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate for 2018/2019. The United Nations Youth Delegate Programme, coordinated in Ireland by […]

Tipperary Youth Representing Their Constituencies At major National Youth Showcase

The National Youth Showcase entitled ‘Youth Work Changes Lives’ took place in the Mansion House, Dublin recently (27.09.17). The showcase brought together over 350 young people representing every constituency in Ireland to celebrate the value, diversity and vitality of youth work in Ireland. A key message emerging from the day was that hundreds of thousands […]

Guide To Joining A Local Youth Arts Project This Autumn

What questions should you be asking before joining a local youth arts project? A new guide published by the National Youth Council of Ireland today aims to help young people and their parents choose the after school activities that are right for them. With such a variety of exciting after school activities available locally, it’s […]

Ireland’s Next UN Youth Delegates Are From Leitrim And Wicklow

Ireland’s two UN Youth Delegates for 2017/2018 have been announced. Lauren Flanagan from Kilquade, County Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Dromod in County Leitrim will join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this Autumn. The programme is run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Irish Aid, and the National […]

Groups invited to apply for up to €5,000 through national arts and youth scheme

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017 The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000 Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative Local groups in every county are being encouraged to apply for funding under the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2017. […]

Number of young people on live register creeps up again to over 30,000

slight increase in line with seasonal trends but over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today highlighted concerns at the number of young people who are long term unemployed.  New figures released today (01.06.17) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number […]

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