Youth Wave 2022

Youth Wave 2022 Youth Work Ireland’s annual celebration of youth clubs is taking place on Saturday 22nd October in National Office, Dublin. Youth Wave is a chance for youth club participants, workers and volunteers to come together at a national level to take part in fun, educational and interactive workshops where they can learn new skills, … Read more

Youth Work Symposium – Gender Based Violence

Youth Worker Symposium Addressing Gender Based Violence and Supporting Positive Gender Identity and Consent Date: Wednesday November 2nd, 2022Time: 11.30am – 3pm (registration from 11am)Venue: Youth Work Ireland, National Offices, Dublin  This event will focus on the role youth work plays in supporting positive gender identity and consent. It will provide a chance for practitioners … Read more

Donegal Youth Service launch Youth Club Handbook

Donegal Youth Service launch Youth Club Handbook Donegal Youth Service have launched a new Youth Club Handbook at the recent AGM and Volunteer Forum. This handbook contains a vital guide to our youth clubs across the County as it ensures all necessary information is contained in one clearly laid out handbook. Donegal Youth Service works … Read more

Launch of EP Album by Roma Band Galaxy

Co Longford Band Galaxy Launch their EP Album County Longford Youth Service in partnership with Music Generation Longford were delighted to announce the release of a new EP of cover songs on an album titled ‘INFINITY’ by the ‘Galaxy Band’. These are a group of young Roma musicians that live in Longford and attend the … Read more

Launch of Short Film by Young People Living in Direct Provision

Young people living in Direct Provision Centres can no longer wait to have their rights affirmed, vindicated and upheld Young people supported by Youth Work Ireland’s membership and going through the asylum process, say there is no time to wait to have their rights vindicated – supports are needed now! This is the message of … Read more

Clare Youth Service Synergy Youth Festival 2022

It was a very welcome return for Clare Youth Service’s Synergy Youth Festival. The project brings young people from all over Clare who work together to plan and run an Alcohol and Drug Free Youth Festival in Violet Hill in East Clare. Many of the organising group return year on year including volunteers from Belfast … Read more

Irish Youth Music Awards National Day 2022

The IYMAs National Day took place on Saturday 27th May at the RDS, and what an amazing day it was. Hundreds of young creatives from across the island of Ireland got the opportunity to perform on stage, see lots of other acts perform, take part in workshops to learn more about the music and creative industries … Read more

Pride Breakfast 2022

Over 750 people attend our Pride Breakfast in National Office On Saturday June 25th, the Dublin Pride Parade returned to the streets of Dublin after a 2 year absence due to Covid. Youth Work Ireland and our partners Belong To welcomed over 750 young LGBTQ+ people, allies, youth workers and volunteers to National Office for … Read more

Lowering the voting age to 16?

Lowering the Voting Age to 16? Recently, the discussion of the proposal to lower the voting age to 16 has become a massive debate. On Thursday Donegal TD Thomas Pringle will call for a referendum to allow this to happen, in a Tweet, he said “Politics is in everything we do and affects young people. … Read more

Employability Project in Youth Work Ireland Midlands

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and both Longford / Westmeath ETB and Laois Offaly ETB have awarded funding for a Targeted Youth Employability Support Initiative and Youth Work Ireland Midlands have successfully implemented 2 projects in Westmeath and Offaly respectively. The employability programmes operate under the guidelines of the Targeted … Read more