Members of Merlin College Choral Group from Galway and performers from Bui Bolg, Wexford, at the launch of the National Youth Strategy 2015-2020 at Bluebell Youth Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some €600,000 has been earmarked to combat unemployment among the most disadvantaged young people. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reil(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been  urged to prioritise additional spending for charitable services rather than funding cuts to income tax and the universal social charge. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Charities fear that they will be at the “back of the queue” for funding in Budget 2016 as the Government contemplates widespread tax cuts, according t(...)

Members of Boat to Vote, a group of Irish people returning from London to vote in the referendum in Dublin last May. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say that youth is wasted on the young. What a load of rubbish. It seems like some of us have been waiting for generations for your youthfu(...)

The Grand Canal near Portobello bridge in Dublin. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coroner has queried the safety of a low wall along Dublin’s Grand Canal following the drowning of a 55-year-old woman. The wall, which the inquest (...)

The cost of accommodation for one college year in one block of apartments on the UCD campus is to rise from €5,481 to €6,427 next semester. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The cost of renting college campus accommodation in Ireland is to rise significantly from this September. University College Dublin, Trinity College D(...)

Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Griffith College Dublin and Dublin City University, who all provide on-campus accommodation, have confirmed plans for rent increases for the upcoming academic year.

The cost of renting college campus accommodation in Dublin is set to rise by up to 13 per cent this September.Trinity College Dublin, University Colle(...)

Sophia Kavanagh from the Dominican College, Wicklow, shows Vera Webster what her moblie phone can do for her.

How many volunteers does it take for your child to have a local sports club? One to coach a team, another to organise matches, somebody to mark the pi(...)

Mary Cunningham of the National Youth Council: “With pre-drinking, you are not drinking at home and then going out to have one [drink]. You are drinking at home and going out and drinking whatever you’d have drunk anyway.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Activities such as “prinking” and having “car-bars” have become routine, showing how much our drinking behaviour has changed, a seminar on alco(...)

For those aged 25 or under, the message increasingly seems to be that this is no country for young people. For those aged 25 or under, the message increasingly seems to be that this is no country for young people.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had promised people would be astounded with all the good news he would announce on Budget Day.Try telling that to (...)

You hear the phrase so often these days, you’d almost believe it was a useful thing to say. It’s so pervasive you might even be convinced it wa(...)