Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald is set to appear at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of around 50 youth workers and young people took part in a demonstration against cuts to youth work budgets this morning. The dem(...)

Youth emigration has been on the rise since 2008, with CSO migration estimates released last April showing that, between 2008 and 2012 the numbers from the 15-24 age group who are estimated to have emigrated have doubled from 17,800 to 35,800.

The number of under-25s on the live register has fallen dramatically in a number of social welfare offices in the past year with some witnessing a (...)

You hear the phrase so often these days, you’d almost believe it was a useful thing to say. It’s so pervasive you might even be convinced it wa(...)

EU Commissioner for  Youth Androulla Vassiliou (centre) with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs  Frances Fitzgerald with delegates (from left) Georgias Giazlas of Greece, Ami McArdle of Ireland, Ivo Santos of Portugal and Amy Robinson of Ireland at yesterday's first day of the EU Youth Conference  at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. 150 young delegates from 27 EU member states are participating in the conference. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

JOANNE HUNT Eu rope can’t afford to have “a lost generation of young people”, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Fran(...)

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