Coalition 2030 rally in Dublin marking the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Ireland’s response to climate change has been “woefully inadequate” while the State is “dramatically off track” in meeting its emission reduction targ(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a  national demonstration to be held on October 4th in Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe/USI

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has announced they will hold a national demonstration on October 4th calling on the Government to invest in pub(...)

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reduced social-welfare payments for young adults is helping to drive them into homelessness, even in rural areas, according to a Leitrim-based men’s g(...)

Members of the Kerry Youth Dance  show TDs why arts necessary even in times of recession.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Will it be ballet or basketball? Chess or computers? Scouts or soccer? Music or martial arts? Or could my child possibly do all of the above? As prim(...)

“Our pre-budget 2018 submission recommends costed measures that will help Government to invest in policies, services and supports to meet the needs of young people today,” the National Youth Council’s James Doorley says.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Investment in youth mental health care should be a Government priority in the autumn budget, a leading young people’s organisation has urged. The Nat(...)

A study by the Pew Research Centre found young people were significantly more likely to report positive experiences online than negative ones. Photograph: Istock

A recent article in these pages has questioned the advice of the special rapporteur for child protection that the so-called “digital age of consent” s(...)

June saw 29,852 new registrants on the live register. Photograph: iStock

The number of people signing on the live register in June was 259,200, a drop of 1.8 per cent on May and the lowest number recorded since October 2008(...)

‘What are those needs of a returning emigrant that are particularly special or specific that don’t apply to the broader population?’

Groups representing emigrants, such as the National Youth Council of Ireland and the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, have identified “barriers” pr(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has called for Ireland’s young people to add their voices to the State’s Brexit debate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s young people have called on the Government to protect the educational needs of children in Ireland while promoting inclusivity and equality (...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: will hear the views of young people at a conference in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Monday Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone will hear calls to protect children on both sides of the border from poverty at a (...)