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# youth

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# Homegrown
'These youngsters are at a time when they believe they are invincible'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland was delighted with his young backline’s impact against Northampton.
All time
# fresh faces
'I trained with a guy who was born in 2004... Earlsie could have been his father!'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been impressed by the young players at training.
# Vaccination uptake
Selfie areas and pop-up clinics used in bid to boost the North's youth vaccination rates
Regional mass vaccination centres in Northern Ireland are closing for first doses 31st July
# Talent
Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.
# Talent
'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'
Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.
# Jigsaw
Anxiety and psychological distress: 50% increase in demand for youth mental health services last month
This surge in requests for help is the latest in the mental health crisis caused by restrictions and the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Potential
Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'
Meanwhile, the ‘eye-opening’ Stephen Larkham is making a big impact on the squad.
# Covid-19 PUP
Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest
If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.
# Cullen's Cubs
Cullen invests faith in two players from Leinster's academy for Glasgow test
Out-half Harry Byrne and second-row Ryan Baird are the latest to come off the conveyor belt and stake a claim for permanent slot in Leinster side.
# youth
U20 Grand Slam winner Hodnett to debut as Munster name team to face Southern Kings
The West Cork man starts at seven while a couple of internationals also return for provincial game time.
# next gen
Ospreys outing is a chance for van Graan to blood Munster's promising young guns
The likes of Jack O’Sullivan and Shane Daly have impressed when given opportunities.
# volunteering
'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.
# Courts
Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year
The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.
# Potential
16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA
Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.
# Speaking out
'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education
Recent survey results from Youth Work Ireland have shown how recent events like the #MeToo movement have changed the conversation around sex.
# Mental Health
Artist and teacher Joe Caslin: 'Men don't really talk about how we feel - unless we're really inebriated'
We spoke to Joe at The Response Series Exhibition for Darkness into Light 2018.
# foroige
'We wanted to show them we are people': How a Cork teen group bridged the age divide
They’re taking part in this year’s Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards this month.
# youth
Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt
Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.
# can't get no sleep
'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers
The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.
'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.
# youth
'It was sink or swim and they had to swim' - Michael Murphy on Donegal's young guns
Donegal face Tyrone in the Ulster SFC semi-final today.
# detention centre
Oberstown director injured during youth escape from campus says the centre is a 'constant challenge'
“It provided a stark reminder of the constant challenges an environment like Oberstown presents us with.”
# youth
'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win
Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.
# your views
Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy
Minister Katherine Zappone is launching an online consultation today.
# Courts
Teen sentenced after he attacked three women in 'drunken rampage'
All three women said that they suffered psychological distress as a result of the assault.
# Courts
Youth who kicked his mother in the head during assaults spared jail
Defence solicitor Gareth Noble has said the boy is trying to rebuild his relationship with his mother.
iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding
Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.
# wexford junior council
Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues?
We asked Wexford’s first Junior Council about what they think of President Trump, the homeless crisis, and local politics.
# youth
Three new European caps for Leinster as conveyor belt continues to produce
While there is vast experience in Leo Cullen’s squad, he was pleased to see three Champions Cup debuts.
# youth homelessness
"I don't want to be 40 living in a tent waking up with a bottle of vodka beside me"
Youth homelessness is a huge social and economic issue – what’s being done to stop it?
# debutants
Farrell impressed by Ringrose and Carbery's comfort in Ireland set-up
The 21-year-old Leinster duo are set to make their Test debuts against the All Blacks.
# Trim
17 cars broken into in overnight "rampage" in Co Meath
One youth is suspected with gardaí following “a definite line of inquiry”.
# Mental Health
New figures show young men are at greatest risk of suicide in Ireland
The total number of deaths by suicide for 2015 were 451.
# Long-term plan
'I'm hoping people respect what I've done there' - Fenlon insists Rovers are in a better place
The Hoops’ recently-departed manager says a lot of work has gone in to bring young players through over his two-year reign.
# talent pool
IRFU looking to ID best talent from age of 15 as Nucifora plans for future
The IRFU performance director feels earlier intervention can produce better professionals.
# Scotland
Mother and partner convicted of murdering two-year-old boy in Scotland
Nyomi and Rachel Fee were found guilty of the murder of Rachel’s son Liam at their home in Fife, Scotland, on 22 March 2014.
# Development
Ireland's age-grade sides behind 'physically and technically,' warns Carolan
‘We’re finding that, at age-grade international sides, we’re a little bit behind the eight ball.’
# Development
Ireland U20s coach Carolan hoping to see more follow Ringrose's path
The latest U20 squad has several promising forwards.
# marriage ref effect
Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so
Fianna Fáil also wants politics to be a mandatory school subject.
# Fair play
Joanne O'Riordan wins 'outstanding young person of the world' award
She will receive the accolade at a ceremony in Japan.