Parenting advice: 13 things to tell your 13-year-old. Photograph: iStock

Thirteen essential things various professionals want parents to tell their children as they enter their teens. 1. Teenage years can be shite and bril(...)

 Trust is the key to communicating with 13-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

“They won’t listen,” we parents fume about teenagers, while they rant about how adults “don’t understand”. Both sides are right – and wrong. Adults d(...)

‘Almost a third’ of young people under 25 are now on the lowest rate of the PUP

The Government must restore young people to the higher pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) rate or deliver a “massive” jobs support package for them i(...)

 Young people left at home all the time during lockdown increased their isolation and loneliness. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of children and young people who are most at-risk in society have missed out on vital services during the coronavirus pandemic, according to(...)

Over 58 per cent stated that many of the young people they work with do not understand what the term consent means as well as some of the language used in relation to consent. Photograph: iStock

More than half of young people are “confused” about sexual consent and more than a quarter are getting their information on it online, including by wa(...)

More than 96,000 people under the age of 25 are receiving the pandemic unemployment payment. File photograph: iStock

More than 213,000 people signed on to the live register last month and a further 438,933 people were receiving the pandemic unemployment payment, CSO (...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey


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 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(...)

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