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#Youth Unemployment

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 4 June, 2020

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.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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.

# youth-unemployment - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'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.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

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.

# youth-unemployment - Friday 26 June, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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?

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’

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

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

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

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

# youth-unemployment - Friday 11 October, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Friday 13 September, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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.

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.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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…

# youth-unemployment - Monday 27 May, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 20 May, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Saturday 11 May, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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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.

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.

# youth-unemployment - Thursday 28 February, 2013

"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.

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.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Monday 18 February, 2013

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.

# youth-unemployment - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

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”.

# youth-unemployment - Saturday 17 November, 2012

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…

# youth-unemployment - Monday 21 May, 2012

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.