James Doorley

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The county with the most long-term unemployed young people is Dublin, with 1,697 followed by Cork with 526. Photograph: iStock

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 have been unemployed for a year or more, a figure which is “still far too high”, according to the National You(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

“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(...)

June saw 29,852 new registrants on the live register. Photograph: iStock

The number of people signing on the live register in June was 259,200, a drop of 1.8 per cent on May and the lowest number recorded since October 2008(...)

Authorities have confirmed that parents do not have an automatic right to information held by schools regarding their children once they turn 18. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Schools could be forced to correspond directly with 18-year-old students rather than their parents on issues such as exam results and disciplinary re(...)

According to the NYCI, holding the general election vote on a Thursday risks reducing student participation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are growing expectations among Government TDs and Senators that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce Friday 26th of February as the date of the el(...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

Richard Donovan had always wanted to see Australia, so when activity at the civil-works company he worked for began to slow, in early 2008, it seemed (...)

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