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While there are no pending elections in the near future, anyone unregistered must meet that deadline to be included in the annual revision of the register.  Photograph: Getty Images

Young people have been reminded to register to vote before an annual update of the register on Wednesday. The National Youth Council of Ireland – it(...)

‘Almost a third’ of young people under 25 are now on the lowest rate of the PUP

The Government must restore young people to the higher pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) rate or deliver a “massive” jobs support package for them i(...)

Anyone who is in doubt can go online to checktheregister.ie or contact their local city or county council to see if they are on the supplementary register of electors. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

This Wednesday is the deadline for inclusion on the electoral register in order to be able to vote in the general election on February 8th. Those wh(...)

There are currently more than 16,000 young people on apprenticeship programmes. Photograph: Getty Images

Investing €15 million in apprenticeships and training could halve long-term youth unemployment by 2020, the National Youth Council has said. In a pre(...)

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(...)

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