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#Youth Unemployment

# youth-unemployment - 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.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research

May 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,092 Views 14 Comments

New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.

# youth-unemployment - 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 76,927 Views 80 Comments

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

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

Jun 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,612 Views 45 Comments

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Opinion: Young people should not have to get used to precarious employment
# Republic Of Opportunity
# Republic Of Opportunity

Opinion: Young people should not have to get used to precarious employment

Oct 25th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,978 Views 42 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'

Nov 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,977 Views 139 Comments

I don’t want a free ride. I want the Department of Social Protection to assist me.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures
# Wrong Way
# Wrong Way

There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures

Aug 5th 2015, 10:45 PM 37,341 Views 103 Comments

The unemployment rate for July went in the wrong direction for the first time since the start of 2014.

# youth-unemployment - Friday 26 June, 2015

The first time Greece defaulted was more than 2,000 years ago
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

The first time Greece defaulted was more than 2,000 years ago

Jun 26th 2015, 6:12 AM 24,731 Views 82 Comments

Here’s 11 things you might not have known about their economy.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people
# Internships
# Internships

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people

Feb 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 210 Views 96 Comments

Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 28 April, 2014

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
# Inequality
# Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Apr 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 51 Views 25 Comments

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# youth-unemployment - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped

Apr 12th 2014, 8:00 PM 26,271 Views 118 Comments

The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Living with your parents? Over 40% of young people do, but it's getting less common
# The Folks
# The Folks

Living with your parents? Over 40% of young people do, but it's getting less common

Mar 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 11,916 Views 45 Comments

42 per cent of young people live with their parents, down four per cent over four years.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 17 February, 2014

Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’
# Threat
# Threat

Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’

Feb 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 7,255 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Finance said that extremism is something that is a threat to every democracy in Europe.

# youth-unemployment - Friday 7 February, 2014

Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people
# Generation Failed
# Generation Failed

Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people

Feb 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 38 Views 60 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?

Jan 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 32 Views 71 Comments

High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Column: ‘We must work together to solve the youth unemployment problem’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘We must work together to solve the youth unemployment problem’

Nov 21st 2013, 1:00 PM 64 Views 14 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 123 Views 166 Comments

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 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

"Employers have to become part of the solution"- Joan Burton

Oct 16th 2013, 12:30 PM 4,429 Views 45 Comments

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.

'What did older people ever do to you?': Taoiseach quizzed over Budget 2014
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'What did older people ever do to you?': Taoiseach quizzed over Budget 2014

Oct 16th 2013, 11:37 AM 7,207 Views 36 Comments

Yesterday’s Budget announcement dominated Leaders’ Questions this morning.

# youth-unemployment - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment

Oct 11th 2013, 11:00 AM 197 Views 36 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Friday 13 September, 2013

Irish economy is 'leaving behind far too many for far too long'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Irish economy is 'leaving behind far too many for far too long'

Sep 13th 2013, 6:00 AM 5,962 Views 92 Comments

An OECD report published yesterday was critical of attempts to reduce long-term and youth unemployment in Ireland.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Column: The dole queue or the departure lounge? This is the choice Ireland's youth is facing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The dole queue or the departure lounge? This is the choice Ireland's youth is facing

Sep 3rd 2013, 1:00 PM 75 Views 84 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Government defends record on tackling youth unemployment
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Government defends record on tackling youth unemployment

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:29 AM 2,976 Views 56 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton ruled out the possibility of setting up a new Ministry with responsibility for youth employment.

When Enda met Angela: Merkel to host Taoiseach in round table meeting
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

When Enda met Angela: Merkel to host Taoiseach in round table meeting

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:00 AM 4,086 Views 28 Comments

Youth unemployment is top of the agenda at a round table summit in the German capital today.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Banking inquiry framework and human trafficking
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Banking inquiry framework and human trafficking

Jul 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 2,572 Views 10 Comments

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…

# youth-unemployment - Monday 27 May, 2013

5 steps to tackle youth unemployment outlined by SFA
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

5 steps to tackle youth unemployment outlined by SFA

May 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,002 Views 20 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 20 May, 2013

Column: The reality of unemployment is being masked by emigration
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The reality of unemployment is being masked by emigration

May 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 17 Views 58 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Aaron McKenna: To combat youth unemployment, Ireland's skills gap needs to be tackled
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: To combat youth unemployment, Ireland's skills gap needs to be tackled

May 11th 2013, 8:00 AM 155 Views 33 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?

Apr 3rd 2013, 10:23 AM 8,942 Views 86 Comments

USI wants a ‘significant investment’ in youth job creation – but younger people are also less likely to have pressures like mortgages.

USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme

Apr 3rd 2013, 8:52 AM 3,262 Views 15 Comments

Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 28 February, 2013

"You are a privileged generation" - Barroso to TCD audience
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

"You are a privileged generation" - Barroso to TCD audience

Feb 28th 2013, 7:25 PM 9,007 Views 52 Comments

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.

Speaking in Dublin, EC President urges Europe to ‘choose growth’
# Choose Growth
# Choose Growth

Speaking in Dublin, EC President urges Europe to ‘choose growth’

Feb 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 2,526 Views 26 Comments

José Manuel Barroso also said that combating youth unemployment was a priority for the European Commission.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency
# 50 First Days
# 50 First Days

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency

Feb 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,263 Views 62 Comments

It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 18 February, 2013

Column: Promissory note deal savings should be spent on relieving youth unemployment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Promissory note deal savings should be spent on relieving youth unemployment

Feb 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 15 Views 40 Comments

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.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Economic crisis has underlined the 'critical importance' of the welfare state - Burton
# Welfare
# Welfare

Economic crisis has underlined the 'critical importance' of the welfare state - Burton

Feb 5th 2013, 6:00 AM 5,118 Views 96 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said that without welfare payment, “millions of families across the EU would literally be left with nothing”.

# youth-unemployment - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
# Michael D
# Michael D

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

Nov 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 12,398 Views 46 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, 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…

# youth-unemployment - Monday 21 May, 2012

Column: Job creation is too important for party politics. Let’s work together.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Job creation is too important for party politics. Let’s work together.

May 21st 2012, 7:30 PM 36 Views 72 Comments

Writing for TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin explains why Fianna Fáil’s new plan to tackle youth unemployment should be seriously considered.