National Youth Action Group

Our National Youth Action Group (NYAG) is made up of young people aged 16 – 25 years, from Youth Work Ireland’s member youth services. The role of the group is to act as young people’s voices in the governance of Youth Work Ireland. Opportunities range from Local, National and European work.

 Youth Work Ireland’s National Youth Action Group is made up of young people from various Member Youth Services.

We meet 3 times a year mainly in Dublin and as the need arises through online meetings.

We have a residential each year too. 


Our Purpose

  • Be a sub group of the national board to ‘youth proof’ Youth Work Ireland activities.
  • Ensuring youth membership of the national board.
  • Ensuring voting rights for young people at Youth Work Ireland’s Annual General Meeting.
  • Connecting with young people all over Ireland so that they are listened to and their voices are heard!

NYAG members have participated in

  • Aras an Uachtarain Garden Party
  • Better Outcomes Brighter Futures Consultation
  • Budget 2021/2022 Youth Work Campaigns
  • BIPA
  • Islands of Innovation
  • 5 Nations Symposium
  • Youth Manifesto
  • Brexit Symposium
  • National Programmes
  • NYCI membership
  • Members on Board of Management YWI
  • Media engagement- Claire Byrne Live, Irish Times
  • National Conference
  • Political Briefing
  • ECYC

How To Get Involved

Nominations should be made through member youth services directly, however, if a young person who is linked to a MYS expresses an interest in joining the group we can make the necessary membership arrangement or for further information contact Micheal Mc Loughlin on / 087-6677499

Meet the NYAGs

  • Doireann Walsh
  • Jessica Moffitt
  • Leo Galvin
  • Aisling Maloney
  • Anna McWey
  • Máirín Harding
  • Aoife Maloney
  • Jamie Mac Ghiolla Bháin
  • Caoimhe Lalor
  • Emma Cox
  • Katie Maher
  • Radia O’Gorman
  • Katie O’Sullivan
  • Sienna Shackelton
  • Eoin Murphy
  • Molly Hickey
  • Bel Nabul