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 […]

NYCI voice concern at number of long term unemployed aged under 25

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today voiced concern at the number of long term unemployed aged under 25. New figures released today (07.04.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in March 2016 was 38,391. This represents a decrease […]

Youth Council welcomes JobBridge review

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the Government decision to conduct an external independent evaluation of the JobBridge scheme, but has warned that the value of the review will depend on the terms of reference. The NYCI report published in February 2015 “JobBridge: Stepping Stone or Dead End?” examined the experience of […]