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# Youth Unemployment

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# Mental Health
'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.
# Job Losses
Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.
# Out of work
Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.
# Unemployment
Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.
Opinion: Young people should not have to get used to precarious employment
Too many young people are not only struggling to find work, but work that gives them a decent salary and quality of life, writes James Doorley.
'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'
I don’t want a free ride. I want the Department of Social Protection to assist me.
# Wrong way
There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures
The unemployment rate for July went in the wrong direction for the first time since the start of 2014.
# Money Money Money
The first time Greece defaulted was more than 2,000 years ago
Here’s 11 things you might not have known about their economy.
Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people
Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?
# Youth Unemployment
Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped
The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.
# the folks
Living with your parents? Over 40% of young people do, but it's getting less common
42 per cent of young people live with their parents, down four per cent over four years.
# Threat
Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’
The Minister for Finance said that extremism is something that is a threat to every democracy in Europe.
Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people
The government’s real response to unemployment is two-pronged: forced emigration and using mass unemployment to try to drive down wages and conditions, writes Paul Murphy MEP.
Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?
Column: ‘We must work together to solve the youth unemployment problem’
We cannot afford to raise young peoples’ hopes and then dash them with empty promises, writes James Doorley, Deputy Director at the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government
The cut in jobseeker’s allowance for those under 26 won’t nudge young people into “valuable training” in JobBridge or other schemes, it will push them into poverty and emigration, write Andrew Byrne and Dan Hayden.
# Youth Unemployment
"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton
Incentives she said will come into place from the beginning of 2014 to offer employers a rebate if they employ someone who has been unemployed for six-months or more.
# Leaders' Questions
'What did older people ever do to you?': Taoiseach quizzed over Budget 2014
Yesterday’s Budget announcement dominated Leaders’ Questions this morning.
Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment
A European Youth Guarantee would see young people secure an offer of employment, continued education or apprenticeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education, writes Emer Costello.
# Unemployment
Irish economy is 'leaving behind far too many for far too long'
An OECD report published yesterday was critical of attempts to reduce long-term and youth unemployment in Ireland.
Column: The dole queue or the departure lounge? This is the choice Ireland's youth is facing
The latest emigration figures offer little hope to the young people of Ireland – the government must act now and produce a national jobs strategy for young people, writes Joe O’Connor.
# Leaders' Questions
Government defends record on tackling youth unemployment
Minister Richard Bruton ruled out the possibility of setting up a new Ministry with responsibility for youth employment.
# Youth Unemployment
When Enda met Angela: Merkel to host Taoiseach in round table meeting
Youth unemployment is top of the agenda at a round table summit in the German capital today.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Banking inquiry framework and human trafficking
With the Anglo Tapes still in the headlines, all eyes are on the final stage of legislation that might provide the means to hold an inquiry into Ireland’s banking fiasco. There is also the matter of a certain first vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill…
# Unemployment
5 steps to tackle youth unemployment outlined by SFA
The Small Firms Association says the lack of job opportunities has impacted on young people more than any other group in Irish society and called on the government to face the problem head-on.
Column: The reality of unemployment is being masked by emigration
With youth unemployment at 23 per cent, the European Union and policy makers have a collective responsibility and obligation to help the “Lost Generation”, writes Liam Aylward.
Aaron McKenna: To combat youth unemployment, Ireland's skills gap needs to be tackled
Despite soaring youth unemployment rates, there are two million job vacancies across Europe due to a lack of skilled individuals in specific sectors. It’s time to think strategically about how to fill the gaps, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Your Say
Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?
USI wants a ‘significant investment’ in youth job creation – but younger people are also less likely to have pressures like mortgages.
# Youth Unemployment
USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme
Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.
# EU Budget
"You are a privileged generation" - Barroso to TCD audience
José Manuel Barroso also said he was “confident” that the United Kingdom would choose to remain a part of the European Union after its upcoming referendum.
# choose growth
Speaking in Dublin, EC President urges Europe to ‘choose growth’
José Manuel Barroso also said that combating youth unemployment was a priority for the European Commission.
# 50 First Days
7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency
It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.
Column: Promissory note deal savings should be spent on relieving youth unemployment
The generation suffering the most from the current debt crisis is the same one which will be approaching retirement in 35 years when the promissory note debt matures, writes Dan Hayden.
# Welfare
Economic crisis has underlined the 'critical importance' of the welfare state - Burton
The Minister for Social Protection said that without welfare payment, “millions of families across the EU would literally be left with nothing”.
# Michael D
Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
In an interview with, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…
Column: Job creation is too important for party politics. Let’s work together.
Writing for, Micheál Martin explains why Fianna Fáil’s new plan to tackle youth unemployment should be seriously considered.