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

Addressing Gender Based Violence through Youth Work

About this Event This workshop will provide skills and knowledge that will assist youth workers to challenge and address GBV through their youth work practice. Workshop participants will also be asked to share their views and experiences in order to assist with the development of further youth work GBV resources. Date: 28th April 2022Time: 10:30 … Read more

European Year of Youth

2022 is the European Year of Youth, a year where we will shine a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital. With plenty of opportunities to learn, share your vision, meet people and engage in activities all over Europe, the European Year of Youth … Read more

The Feel-Good Activity Pack

Youth Work Ireland Week is celebrating Youth Work Ireland Week 2022 with the launch of a brand new activity pack for youth clubs – the Feel-Good Activity Pack!! This pack was developed in response to an articulated need by our Member Youth Services and through consultations with young people, youth workers and volunteers. It is jam … Read more