“Ourselves and a whole range of organisations have come together on the Alcohol Health Alliance and that’s the first time that’s ever happened,”  says the National Youth Council’s James Doorley.  Photograph:  Alan Betson

One of the most fervent opponents to Diageo’s involvement in the controversial Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign says some unexpected positive dev(...)

BeLong To Yes, the largest national coalition of youth and children’s organisations calling for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd, gathered outside the GPO in Dublin on Tuesday to launch their Yes campaign posters. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwell Photography

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has called for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on May 22nd.The NYCI is the representative (...)

There was a 100 per cent dissatisfaction rating among participants who were forced to join JobBridge by the Department of Social Protection, the study reveals.

The controversial JobBridge scheme requires significant reform if it is to provide participants with a worthwhile experience that will help them secur(...)

Firstcom first served: Dan Silverlock at his new job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reports of Ireland’s unemployment level reaching its lowest level for more than three years has been greeted as further evidence that the economy is s(...)

A spokesman for Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton last night said details of how a youth guarantee scheme will operate next year were still being finalised and will not be completed until December. Photograph: Frank Miller

There are growing concerns over whether the Government will be able to fulfil its pledge to provide guaranteed access to a job, further education or t(...)

Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise Damien English said the recent  improvement in employment rates could be attributed in part to emigration. Photograph: National Youth Council of Ireland

Proper resources and funding need to be put into the implementation of the Youth Guarantee scheme as long-term youth unemployment increases, accoring (...)

Lisa Carroll and Leigh Curran at the launch of The National Youth Council of Ireland‚ (NYCI) report “Time to Go?” in Dublin

The Government is failing to adequately address youth emigration or support the needs of young people leaving the country in search of work, th(...)

The National Youth Council of Ireland have called on the Government to appoint a dedicated minister to take responsibility for emigration policy and the Irish abroad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One in four Irish people have had a close family member emigrate in the last two years, according to a new survey. Half of those still li(...)

Youth emigration has been on the rise since 2008, with CSO migration estimates released last April showing that, between 2008 and 2012 the numbers from the 15-24 age group who are estimated to have emigrated have doubled from 17,800 to 35,800.

The number of under-25s on the live register has fallen dramatically in a number of social welfare offices in the past year with some witnessing a (...)