Young People Could Vote In 20198 Elections

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has called on Senators to support the extension of voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds. If passed, a Bill to be debated in the Seanad, would allow over 126,000 young people to vote in […]

Youth Council welcomes Garda Vetting legislation

New ‘E-Vetting’ promises to reduce vetting times The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the commencement today (29.04.16) of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016. The Acts place mandatory Garda Vetting on a statutory footing […]

Youth Council urges young people in Offaly to register in time for General Election

1125 young people in Offaly have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote Deadline for supplementary register may be as soon as 8th February The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Offaly to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks […]

Youth Council urges young people in Offaly to get on Electoral Register in time for General Election

1125 young people in Offaly have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote Deadline to avoid supplementary register is 25th November –   The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in Offaly to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just […]

RedC poll: 4 in 10 young people struggling to make ends meet as a result of dole cuts

1 in 4 unable to move out of home as a result of the cuts made to Jobseeker’s Allowance Youth Council calls on Government to restore weekly rate of €188 for all young people on education, training and work experience programmes A new Red C poll* commissioned by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]