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 (...)

The county with the most long-term unemployed young people is Dublin, with 1,697 followed by Cork with 526. Photograph: iStock

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 have been unemployed for a year or more, a figure which is “still far too high”, according to the National You(...)

The Coalition 2030 group on O’Connell Street during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN sustainable development goals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland continues to be “a profoundly unequal place” and must make greater effort to live up to its commitments on ending poverty and world hunger by (...)

Emigration is also at its lowest since 2008. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The number of Irish people returning to live in Ireland from abroad has overtaken those emigrating for the first time in 10 years, while the number of(...)

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