Felicity Heavin, Westmeath Comhairle na nÓg, and Mark O'Brien, Meath Comhairle na nÓg, with Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, and Kevin Brennan, Kerry Comhairle na nÓg, at a Comhairle na nÓg gathering today at the National Library. They discussed ways for young people to influence decision-making in the Dáil, the Seanad and local authorities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Phone apps to tackle mental health issues among teens, road safety campaigns and youth cafes are among the projects members of Comhairle na nÓg(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly  at the launch of the Healthy Ireland framework for action to improve health and wellbeing, at the Mansion House today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he’d “love to see each cigarette costing €1” so that people would “think long and hard before they in(...)

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(...)

The Government are urging people to avoid excessive drinking during St Patrick’s Day festivities. Photograph Johnny Green/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has appealed to people to avoid the excessive drinking that sometimes mars St Patrick’s(...)

Michael Noonan will be the most senior minister in the country on St Patrick’s Day

A total of 20 Government representatives will travel abroad to represent Ireland on St Patrick’s Day. The Government Chief Whip will go (...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will in effect be left in charge of the State when Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Government Ministers travel a(...)

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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