Gearing up for their first time to vote: Lucan Community College students (back row) Megan Miclea, Seán Egan and Lucy Rhodes; (front) Sheik Bah and Lia Stokes. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Last week, Lucy Rhodes, an 18-year-old student at Lucan Community College, registered to vote for the first time. She is one of dozens at her school (...)

Anyone who is in doubt can go online to checktheregister.ie or contact their local city or county council to see if they are on the supplementary register of electors. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

This Wednesday is the deadline for inclusion on the electoral register in order to be able to vote in the general election on February 8th. Those wh(...)

Twenty-six per cent of 15-16-year-old students surveyed in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon said they had been drunk in the last month. Photograph: iStock

Iceland used to be top of the league that no country wants to win – scoring exceptionally highly on the teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drug(...)

There are currently more than 16,000 young people on apprenticeship programmes. Photograph: Getty Images

Investing €15 million in apprenticeships and training could halve long-term youth unemployment by 2020, the National Youth Council has said. In a pre(...)

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. In(...)

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (3rd from right), with from left; Brian Doyle, Immanuel Jayden Chirwa, Kelvin Akpaloo, Fathi Mohamed, Christina Burlacu, Bushra Tanveer and Farah Elle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Racism fuelled by populist nationalism is not as significant a problem in Ireland as in certain other countries but “isolated incidents” should serve (...)

Cllr Malcolm Byrne (left) defeated Billy Kelleher TD by eight votes. Photographs: File/Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil Wexford councillor Malcolm Byrne has been selected as the party’s candidate for the Ireland South European Parliament constituency. In a(...)

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

Young homeless people are at the “very bottom of the list” when it comes to housing, a conference has been told. The Irish Coalition to End Youth Ho(...)

Katie Devlin: ‘My rent here in Queen’s in New York is still cheaper than it was in Dublin.’

In the year up to April 2018, 12,500 people aged 15-24 left Ireland. The figure stands in stark contrast with the numbers who emigrated at the peak of(...)

Pictured at the launch of Coalition 2030’s report on the Sustainable Development Goals  was Dr Susan Murphy, Assistant Professor in Development Practice, TCD.  Photograph: Photocall Ireland

There is “a concerning lack of progress” in ensuring sustainable development is at the heart of Government policy, according to a report by Coalition (...)

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