Ireland is well placed to lead the way in best practices for safeguarding children and young people online and promoting digital rights

Today (Tuesday, 23rd November 2021), as part of its ongoing 1,2,3 Online Safety Campaign*, the Children’s Rights Alliance hosted a high-profile Online Safety Conference. The conference heard from Leanda Barrington-Leach, Head of EU Affairs at 5Rights and an expert on EU tech regulation and children’s rights in the digital space as well as a panel of youth […]

Barnardos Launch Tips for Parents, Children and Young People as they Prepare to Return to School

As schools set to reopen in the coming weeks Barnardos have launched a new collection of Tips for parents, children and young people. Focusing on the well-being of everyone from the little school goer to the relieved, yet anxious parent, Barnardos Tip Sheets offer guidance for all on the return to school. Tips range from […]

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 […]

Record-Breaking 83% of Young People expected to Vote in the General Election

New research by Thinkhouse youth communications agency found that a record-breaking 83% of young people are expected to vote in the General Election on Friday. The Union of Students in Ireland has released new research by Smartvote which shows that 76% of 92,000 surveyed Smartvote users think low hour contracts should be abolished; and 70% […]

RedC poll: 4 in 10 young people struggling to make ends meet as a result of dole cuts

1 in 4 unable to move out of home as a result of the cuts made to Jobseeker’s Allowance Youth Council calls on Government to restore weekly rate of €188 for all young people on education, training and work experience programmes A new Red C poll* commissioned by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]