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

Proud Spaces – First Transnational Meeting for Partners

Proud Spaces: Evidencing Safe and Inclusive Spaces for young LGBTQ+ People through Quality Youth Work Practices Last month we welcomed our partners GrowSpace and Youth Work Ireland Laois to Dublin for the first partner meeting for the Erasmus+ funded project – Proud Spaces, which is supported by national agency Leargas.  Proud Spaces is a three-year project … 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

First Irish President of ERYICA

Youth Work Ireland is delighted to announce that at the 33rd General Assembly of ERYICA – The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency held in Barcelona, Spain, 11-13th May 2022, our CEO, Dr Patrick Burke, was elected the new president. His election is testament to the high esteem in which the provision of quality Youth … Read more

Oireachtas Briefing 2022

Oireachtas Briefing 2022 Youth Work Ireland’s Oireachtas Briefing 2022 took place on April 27th. We welcomed over 80 TDS and Senators to meet with young people, youth workers and volunteers to discuss the value and impact youth services have on local communities across Ireland. This event is always a great way for us, as a … Read more

Gold for Youth Work Ireland Tipperary

Gold for Youth Work Ireland Tipperary World health day on 7th April 2022 was a very exciting day in Youth Work Ireland Tipperary as they were presented with a new plaque for their health promotion work. This is the 3rd renewal of the Gold Standard award by National Youth Council of Ireland in recognition of … Read more