The Samuel family, originally from South Sudan, from left: Gabriel, Jennifer, Salome, Morgan, Emmanuel, Esther, Grace  and Victoria  at home in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

“My parents don’t understand me” is the cry of most teenagers during the fraught years of establishing their independence from those who raised them. (...)

Live register: 24,951 under-25s signed on in November, a fall of 1,482 since October. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Youth Council of Ireland has expressed concern that more than 10,000 under-25s are now among the long-term unemployed. Despite the fall i(...)

Deborah Somorin (24) from Dublin

Deborah Somorin was 13-years-old when she became homeless in Dublin over 10 years ago. “It breaks my heart when I think of the 3,194 children who are(...)

Up to 150,000 young people may not be eligible to vote ahead of the registration deadline on 25th November

Up to 150,000 young people may not be eligible to vote ahead of the registration deadline on 25th November, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYC(...)

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(...)

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