Mary O’Hara,  tutor and co-ordinator of the health-promotion programme at  Sligo’s community training centre. Photograph: James Connolly

A mass exodus of all students and staff for a half-hour walk at 2.30pm every day for five weeks. The transformation of a concrete yard with paint a(...)

Youth mental health is such a “buzz” phrase these days that it is hard to believe it was hardly discussed in Ireland just a decade ago. The eme(...)

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(...)

So far this year 729 children in almost 400 families in Dublin have  lost their homes

Children are going to school hungry – not just without breakfast but not having had anything to eat since they left the previous day. Families (...)

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Negative publicity over pay and pensions at charitable organisations earlier this year has “significantly affected” fundraising, which can no longe(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan TD speaking at ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ conference on return migration from a youth perspective organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Providing opportunities for young Irish emigrants to return to live in Ireland is “an issue of national importance”, the Minister of State for the (...)

James Doorley, assistant director of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of young people not registered to vote has increased in the past five years to almost one in three, according to a new poll.The Red C poll(...)

 From left: candidates Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party, Eamon Ryan, Green Party, and Raymond Whitehead, Direct Democracy, at a debate organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland, Union of Students in Ireland and SpunOut,  in the Science Gallery,  Trinity College, Dublin, last night. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The issue of how elected MEPs might alter things for young people in Ireland was the main topic for candidates in the Dublin constituency during a hus(...)

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(...)

Are young people really sending each other naked pictures? Is pornography moulding their ideas of sex? What pressures face young people, and how ca(...)