Comhairle na nÓg Showcase 2014: Making Our Voices Heard

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Comhairle na nÓg Showcase 2014: Making Our Voices Heard

Published in 2014

making our voices heard


Author: Catherine Perry, Aoife Gavin, Lorraine Burke, Kathy-Ann Fox, Katelyn Egan, Joseph Burke, Sinéad Hillary, Colette Kelly, and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn.

Publisher:Health Promotion Research Centre

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultations With Children

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Child, Young People, Showcase, Comhairle na nÓg



A national event took place in Croke Park, Dublin on the 20th November 2014. With 500 young people and Youth workers from around Ireland (members of Comhairle na nÓg), the Taoiseach, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs-Dr. James Reilly, members from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children.

In this report, the young people talked about the opportunities and challenges they experience in having a say in decisions on issues that affect their lives. They voted on the parts of young people lives that they need to have a say.How will this make a difference? The outcome of the vote will be followed up at the next session of Dail na nÓg, which is the Irish national youth parliament.