There are 8,915 young people in long-term unemployment. Photograph: iStock

The Government should invest €22 million in education, training and access to apprenticeships in an effort to halve long-term youth unemployment by th(...)

Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland: “Much of what Ireland is doing is damaging people, the economy or the environment.” Photograph: David Sleator

As one of the richest countries in the world, Ireland must do better and move faster than most to meet the UN sustainable development goals it has si(...)

From left, Conor McDonnell,  Aaron Connolly, Tamzin Brogan, Melvin Junungal and John White at the Swan Youth Service,  St Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street, North Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mental health wasn’t on the agenda when the Swan Youth Service started a weekly music group in the basement of its main centre in Dublin’s northeast i(...)

Regina Doherty said  the Government roadmap guaranteed that the State pension would “remain the bedrock of the Irish pension system”

A consultation on the future of pensions and provision for retirement will be launched by Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina(...)

Students queue up to register to vote at Trinity College Dublin following a registration drive by USI.

As early as last January, when Government strategists began planning the timing of the abortion referendum, a single date stood out: May 25th. “It wa(...)

“Mosquito alarms”: there have been increased reports of  businesses around Dublin  using these devices to stop teenagers from  hanging around their premises

Anti-loitering devices which emit a high-pitched noise to deter teenagers from hanging around constitute a form of assault, Minister for Justice Charl(...)

Any  person who turns 18 on or before May 25th can register, and has the right to vote in the upcoming referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Four national youth organisations have advised young people to ensure they are on the voting register before the May 8th deadline so they can vote in (...)

“Young people these days...tend not to follow rules that they don’t see as valid or sensible. For the current youth generation, much of the church’s teaching in areas related to sexuality and reproduction is irrelevant and barely rouses their curiosity.” File photograph: Getty Images

Church teaching on sexuality and reproduction is “irrelevant and barely rouses” the curiosity of young people today, a conference ahead of the World M(...)

There are many apps on the market which promise to help people get a better – and if the person’s situation allows, longer – sleep each night.

A recent study of 1,000 adults in Ireland found one-third of adults are getting by on less than six hours sleep each night. The World Health Organisa(...)

Laura Colleran  and her family. “After four years in Galway we are still in a state of transition, paying ridiculously high prices for car insurance and little advancement up the property ladder”

“Cost of car insurance is gonna force us back to Australia”... “Getting social welfare was impossible”... “Work experience abroad disregarded”... “App(...)

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