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Young people urged to register for referendum vote

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As many as 3,289 young people in Mayo may not be on the electoral register to cast their votes in the upcoming referenda, according to the National Youth Council of Ireland.

Lots of JobBridge participants in Mayo

New figures indicate that the number of interns participating in the JobBridge initiative in Mayo to date is 1,016, with 202 currently enrolled in the scheme. However, a recent report suggests that significant reform is needed to enhance the experience of participants and increase their progression into secure employment.

Galway Arts Centre - what’s coming in 2015

THE NEW Year at the Galway Arts Centre will spring into life with a solo exhibition by Galway born, Dublin based, artist Gareth Kennedy, who came to international acclaim in 2009 representing Ireland, alongside Sarah Brown, at the Venice Biennale.

Costs of education is top of credit union conference agenda in Galway

Some 200 credit union representatives will meet in Galway this weekend for their annual youth conference.

Exhibition of youth and children’s art

EIDETIC IMAGERY, an exhibition of art by Galway teens and children, is currently running at The Shed, Centre Pier, Galway City Harbour.

Local representatives welcome Saturday referendum

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has announced that the Children's Referendum will be held on Saturday November 10; only the second time that a referendum will be held on a Saturday, the other one was the second referendum on the Nice Treaty, which was held on Saturday October 19 2002.

Mass exodus of young jobseekers as ‘forced’ emigration takes hold

Up to 58,000 young jobseekers in Ireland are likely to emigrate in the next 12 months, according to research conducted by the National Youth Council of Ireland. The findings relate to a study carried out prior to this week’s budget - which showed that 70 per cent of 18 to 25 year olds questioned said they intended to emigrate in the next year unless prospects in Ireland improved. The study also highlighted the wish from students that the Government would invest money in the budget in education and work experience to help stem the flow of forced emigration.

Youth council welcomes call for ‘Mosquito’ alarm ban

A call by the Council of Europe to ban the ‘Mosquito’ electronic alarm device used as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour has been welcomed by The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). According to Clodagh O’Brien of the youth council, the use of the Mosquito reflected badly on local authorities and private companies “who appear to think it is acceptable to negatively stereotype all young people because of the actions of a few”.

Questions raised over Government recession-tackling measures

As the highest ever number of unemployed people was recorded this week with more than 452,000 now without jobs, Government representatives have rejected claims that Ireland is entering a decade of stagnation due to a ‘jobless recovery’.

Youth obesity being tackled

The National Youth Council of Ireland and the Irish Heart Foundation are unveiling a new resource entitled Healthy Eating Active Living to tackle the escalating problems of poor nutrition and declining levels of physical activity among Irish teenagers.

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