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Youth thinking about General Election

With General Election 2016 polling day fast approaching, Thinkhouse, the youth communications agency, has published highlights of an in-depth study around ‘Youth + Politics’ in Ireland today. The research was conducted by The Youth Lab, Thinkhouse’s insights and trends division, and it reveals the views, attitudes and influential factors that will shape how today’s 18-35 year olds respond to the forthcoming election. Following are some of the key findings: Young people more active than ever On the back of a successful Marriage Equality Referendum campaign last year, young voters are more engaged than ever. 92% of those surveyed are registered to vote, with 83% saying they plan to vote in the upcoming election on 26th February. This projection would be a huge increase on the 70% turnout figures for the 2011 General Election. Lack of true leadership in political parties When asked which of the party leaders they liked best, the vast majority (45%) reported that they did ‘not like …

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Young social innovators’ programme

CLARE schools and youth organisations are being encouraged to participate in the Young Social Innovator’s Social Innovators Action Programme 2013/14. The project-based programme, which is supported by the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, gives 15 to 18 year olds opportunity to examine social problems in their communities and bring about the changes they wish to see. The closing date for entries is September 30. Over 5,500 young people participated in last year’s Young Social Innovators’ programme. Projects from Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon and Colaiste Muire, Ennis were among the 60 shortlisted for the annual YSI Showcase and Awards last May. Colaiste Muire, Ennis won the national award for Relationships & Sexual Health for their project entitled ‘Sexication’. Rachel Collier, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Young Social Innovators said “Young Social Innovators has given over 50,000 teenagers a chance to make a change to society. We have another 200,000 potential young social innovators aged from 15 to 18 in Ireland. To reach all young …

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