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# young-people - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,801 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
# YOuth Travel Card
# YOuth Travel Card

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 2:09 PM 31,916 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

# young-people - Monday 26 July, 2021

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 30,333 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

# young-people - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad
# Free To Go
# Free To Go

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:10 AM 67,752 Views 37 Comments

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar clarified yesterday that young people who are not fully vaccinated can travel abroad this summer, despite the chief medical officer Tony Holohan giving advice to the contrary last week.

# young-people - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,117 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

# young-people - Monday 31 May, 2021

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
# Young People
# Young People

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows

May 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 9,550 Views 13 Comments

The ESRI found that around four in ten young people surveyed experienced at least one spell of poverty between 2007 and 2017.

# young-people - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 76,926 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

# young-people - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

Updated Apr 17th 2021, 1:50 PM 48,700 Views 114 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

# young-people - Monday 5 April, 2021

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate

Apr 5th 2021, 9:00 PM 42,530 Views 40 Comments

“Our young people are fierce and brave and they’re coming for us. And we should let them.”

# young-people - Monday 12 October, 2020

Young people who play sports show lower levels of anxiety and depression, study says
# Exercise
# Exercise

Young people who play sports show lower levels of anxiety and depression, study says

Oct 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,438 Views 16 Comments

Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 11-20-year-olds late last year.

# young-people - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month
# Jigsaw
# Jigsaw

Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month

Sep 24th 2020, 7:29 AM 12,199 Views 12 Comments

This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.

# young-people - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'Some young people end up in intensive care': Health chief says *everyone* needs to social distance
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

'Some young people end up in intensive care': Health chief says *everyone* needs to social distance

Mar 26th 2020, 11:25 PM 63,343 Views 66 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan warned that there have been many cases of young people being hospitalised because of Covid-19.

# young-people - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds
# My World Survey
# My World Survey

Number of teenagers reporting severe anxiety in Ireland doubles since 2012, report finds

Nov 19th 2019, 9:19 AM 24,023 Views 72 Comments

That’s according to My World Survey 2, the largest ever study of Ireland’s youth mental health.

# young-people - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Jul 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 12,955 Views 13 Comments

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

Should volunteering be mandatory for Irish teens? Here's what young people think of the idea
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

Should volunteering be mandatory for Irish teens? Here's what young people think of the idea

Jul 10th 2019, 10:08 AM 26,711 Views 79 Comments

Hear more about the pros and cons on episode three of Ireland 2029.

# young-people - Friday 5 July, 2019

Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts
# Depression
# Depression

Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts

Jul 5th 2019, 8:57 AM 16,481 Views 92 Comments

Data for 2014 shows that 4% of Europeans aged 15-24 were chronically depressed.

# young-people - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
# Careday19
# Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,666 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# young-people - Friday 30 November, 2018

'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns
# Complex Needs
# Complex Needs

'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns

Nov 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 7,698 Views 2 Comments

Staffing issues are also having an impact.

# young-people - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,161 Views 55 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# young-people - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units
# Call For Reform
# Call For Reform

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

Jul 25th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,855 Views 9 Comments

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

# young-people - Saturday 2 June, 2018

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 12,305 Views 20 Comments

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

# young-people - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
# Obesity
# Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,872 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# young-people - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'We wanted to show them we are people': How a Cork teen group bridged the age divide
# Foroige
# Foroige

'We wanted to show them we are people': How a Cork teen group bridged the age divide

Apr 14th 2018, 6:00 PM 13,369 Views 4 Comments

They’re taking part in this year’s Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards this month.

# young-people - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers
# Can't Get No Sleep
# Can't Get No Sleep

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers

Mar 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 31,012 Views 17 Comments

The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.

# young-people - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Concern changes to youth programme will lead to crime surge in 'at risk' areas
# Step Up
# Step Up

Concern changes to youth programme will lead to crime surge in 'at risk' areas

Mar 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,881 Views 15 Comments

There were more than 17,000 referrals to this crime prevention programme in 2016.

# young-people - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
# Be In Ctrl
# Be In Ctrl

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Feb 6th 2018, 2:09 PM 13,208 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# young-people - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Inside the murky world of Japan's child 'idol singers'
# Sexualisation
# Sexualisation

Inside the murky world of Japan's child 'idol singers'

Jan 28th 2018, 1:00 PM 29,469 Views 21 Comments

Concern has been raised about the age of the singers – some are as young as six.

# young-people - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
# Sexting
# Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Jan 10th 2018, 11:08 PM 18,144 Views 57 Comments

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

# young-people - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry
# Royal Interview
# Royal Interview

Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry

Dec 27th 2017, 9:59 AM 22,868 Views 60 Comments

Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

# young-people - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
# ISPCC
# ISPCC

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 14,775 Views 13 Comments

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

# young-people - Saturday 16 December, 2017

After a death, young people band together to get the best care for their diabetes
# Minding Your Health
# Minding Your Health

After a death, young people band together to get the best care for their diabetes

Dec 16th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,955 Views 11 Comments

A new approach has been developed involving the young people

# young-people - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

Sep 12th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,419 Views 56 Comments

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# young-people - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
# LGBT
# LGBT

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'

Aug 30th 2017, 10:38 PM 25,143 Views 96 Comments

Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.

# young-people - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?
# Generation Rent
# Generation Rent

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?

Aug 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 50,631 Views 80 Comments

New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.

# young-people - Friday 4 August, 2017

Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work

Aug 4th 2017, 10:51 AM 7,326 Views 23 Comments

That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.

# young-people - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
# Social Media
# Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

Jul 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 13,528 Views 19 Comments

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# young-people - Saturday 17 June, 2017

This new scheme will keep the most prolific young offenders at home and out of Oberstown
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

This new scheme will keep the most prolific young offenders at home and out of Oberstown

Jun 17th 2017, 9:30 PM 21,818 Views 31 Comments

Oberstown homes the most prolific young offenders in Ireland, but this new scheme wants to keep them in their community.

# young-people - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study
# WHO
# WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study

May 16th 2017, 9:14 AM 7,329 Views 12 Comments

Over 3,000 people aged 10-19 die every day from largely preventable causes, the report found.

# young-people - Friday 5 May, 2017

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here
# Fidget Spinners
# Fidget Spinners

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

May 5th 2017, 6:15 AM 46,860 Views 32 Comments

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

# young-people - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy
# Your Views
# Your Views

Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy

Apr 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 22,060 Views 123 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone is launching an online consultation today.

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