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# young-people - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan
# Bullying
# Bullying

National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan

Dec 1st 2022, 1:11 PM 7,221 Views 30 Comments

This is the first time the Department of Education has updated its bullying action plan since 2013.

# young-people - This year 2022

Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be increased?

Sep 12th 2022, 10:32 AM 37,253 Views 110 Comments

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland wants to raise the age to 21.

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Majority of young people considering moving abroad for better quality of life

Sep 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 37,924 Views 95 Comments

Over eight in ten are also ‘fearful for the future’.

Central Bank warns younger generations may face lower standard of living at retirement
# Not Ideal
# Not Ideal

Central Bank warns younger generations may face lower standard of living at retirement

Aug 31st 2022, 9:05 PM 22,007 Views 30 Comments

Demographic changes have led to a build-up in wealth among older generations, and a decline in rates of return.

Opinion: Under 20s aren't entitled to the national minimum wage, that has to change
# Price Crunch
# Price Crunch

Opinion: Under 20s aren't entitled to the national minimum wage, that has to change

Aug 26th 2022, 6:30 AM 27,415 Views 28 Comments

A lower minimum wage for young workers is outdated, out of line with EU norms and potentially breaching employment equality legislation writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

Covid-19 vaccine booster to be offered to all children and young people aged 12-15
# Covid-19 Boosters
# Covid-19 Boosters

Covid-19 vaccine booster to be offered to all children and young people aged 12-15

Feb 21st 2022, 1:48 PM 30,728 Views 66 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the dose will be a mRNA Comirnaty Pfizer/BioNTech.

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,922 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

# young-people - Last year 2021

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister
# Spiked
# Spiked

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister

Nov 5th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,568 Views 26 Comments

Minister Simon Harris says there have been a number of cases in the UK that are concerning.

'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 29,942 Views 77 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 38,756 Views 46 Comments

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

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 30,433 Views 14 Comments

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

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 67,870 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.

'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 18,173 Views 3 Comments

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

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 9,628 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.

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 77,513 Views 80 Comments

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

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 48,778 Views 121 Comments

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

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 42,826 Views 40 Comments

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

# young-people - All time

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 13,705 Views 15 Comments

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

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 12,296 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.

'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 63,371 Views 66 Comments

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

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 25,006 Views 74 Comments

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

'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 12,987 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 26,749 Views 79 Comments

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

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 16,672 Views 92 Comments

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

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 10,837 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.

'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 7,756 Views 2 Comments

Staffing issues are also having an impact.

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 17,451 Views 55 Comments

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

'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 8,928 Views 9 Comments

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

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 12,323 Views 20 Comments

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

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 5,952 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

'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 13,382 Views 4 Comments

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

'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 31,054 Views 17 Comments

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

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 12,908 Views 15 Comments

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

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 13,279 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

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 29,801 Views 23 Comments

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

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 18,241 Views 57 Comments

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

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 22,890 Views 60 Comments

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

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 14,798 Views 13 Comments

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

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 8,992 Views 11 Comments

A new approach has been developed involving the young people

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 12,452 Views 56 Comments

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

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