Comhairle na nÓg The national parliament for young people
Friday, 27th November 2015 in Croke Park, Dublin

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Dail na nÓg 2017 – Equality: ‘in all fairness…’

 

Dail na nÓg 2017 took place in Croke Park on Wednesday 6th December. The theme for this year was Equality: ‘in all fairness…’, voted on by 325 Comhairle members from all over the country in advance of the event. Dáil na nÓg 2017 was chaired by two members of the outgoing National Executive: Luke Casserly, Longford Comhairle na nÓg, & Megan Skinnader, Donegal Comhairle na nÓg. Over 200 young people from Comhairlí all over the country attended the event.

What happened on the day?
Delegates worked in discussion groups on the theme of Equality with other young people in the room. Each discussion group was facilitated by young people from the outgoing Comhairle na nÓg National Executive and co-facilitated by an accompanying adult. There was also a Questions and Answers session with important decision-makers relevant to the theme for the day:

A steering committee was established in June 2017, made up of three Comhairle members and a coordinator from each of three of the following Comhairlí: Kerry, Limerick and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown. They have been involved in all aspects of the planning for the event, and the Comhairle members recently took part in a workshop to come up with a methodology for the day.

You can read more about Dáil na nÓg 2017 here: 

Delegates can find out all about what happens on the day by downloading the guide for 2017 here:   Dail na nOg Guide 2017

#dailnanog   #equality

Quotes

What Delegates said about Dáil na nÓg 2015

“Having my voice heard and comparing mine to others”

“I felt people cared about what I had to say”

“Important topics were definitely discussed”

“Getting to hear the Q&A and have a chance to ask a question we feel is important”

“We liked the workshops. And the music. And the Let’s Go Mental slideshow”

“I liked meeting other Comhairles”

We like…. “getting the opportunity to ask decision-makers questions directly”

“ using our voices to question the education experts”

 

 

What’s New

6th December 2017, Croke Park
Dáil na nÓg 2017

23rd November 2017
Publication of the Dáil na nÓg Delegate Guide 2017

6th November 2017
Launch of ‘So, how was school today?’ survey report 

14th October 2017
17th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

20th September 2017, Smock Alley
Dublin City Comhairle host youth homelessness showcase event 

9th September 2017
16th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

29th June 2017
15th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

17th June 2017
Youth mental health consultation 

June 2017
Dublin City Comhairle receive great coverage in dublin.ie article 

May 2017
Dublin City Comhairle launch their AGM 2016 report

26th April
Launch of  Donegal Comhairle’s Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow

26th April 2017
Launch of report on findings from workshop discussions at Comhairle Showcase 2016

11th, 12th and 13th April, Limerick, Sligo and Dublin
Comhairle Regional Networking Events 2017 

4th April 2017
Report of the consultation on the impact of Brexit on the lives of children and young people in Ireland 

1st April 2017
14th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 

11th March 2017
13th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

11th February 2017
12th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 

1st February 2017
Launch of report from consultation on Learning to make the world a better and more equal place: Education for Sustainable Development 

30th January 2017, Croke Park
#LetsTalkBrexit: consultation on the impact of Brexit on children & young people

24th January 2017
Foróige & Youth Work Ireland awarded contract for provision of participation support services to DCYA

14th January 2017
11th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 

December 2016
2nd edition of Comhairle na nÓg toolkit now available for download

24th November 2016, Croke Park
Comhairle Showcase 2016

13th October 2016
Learning to make the world a better and more equal place: Education for Sustainable Development consultation

24th September 2016
10th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

3rd September 2016
9th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

July 2016
Dublin City Comhairle launch their UNESCO Biosphere video 

July 2016
First annual report on implementation of the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-making (2015-2020)

18th July 2016
8th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

25th June 2016
7th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

15th June 2016, Aras an Uachtarain
Ireland 2016: State Ceremonial Event 

11th June 2016
6th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 

14th May 2016
5th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

27th and 28th April 2016
Consultations on cyber-crime

16th April 2016
4th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2016-17

31st March 2016, DCYA
Ireland 2016: follow-up consultation with sub-group

Easter hols 2016
Young Comhairle Members’ Regional Networking Events 2016

Saturday 20th February 2016, DCYA Offices
Second meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2016-17

Saturday 16th January 2016, Youth Work Ireland National Office
First meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2016-17

Friday 27th November 2015, Croke Park, Dublin
Dáil na nÓg 2015

November 2015
Donegal Comhairle win award for Shake Up Sports Initiative 

29th October 2015: Spencer Hotel, Dublin
Healthy Lifestyles consultation

October 2015:
Waterford Comhairle launch videos on what Comhairle means to young people

Dublin City Comhairle & Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022

20th October 2015. Absolute Hotel, Limerick
Imagining our Future: Ireland 2016 consultations

30th Sept & 1st October, Collins Barracks, Dublin
Imagining our Future: Ireland 2016 consultations

12th September 2015
Final meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2014-2015

May to October 2015
Let’s Go Mental: regional events for teenagers to promote positive mental health

24th June 2015
National Launch of Let’s Go Mental, Science Gallery, Dublin

28th April 2015
Annual Information & Networking Event for organisers of Comhairle na nÓg

22nd April 2015
Your Comhairle Needs You – an info session on Let’s Go Mental in Leinster House

16th April 2015
Meeting of National Executive with the Ceann Comhairle

21st March 2015
Fourteenth meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

21st February 2015
Thirteenth meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

14th February 2015
Growing up in Ireland consultation

24th January 2015
Twelfth meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

9th January 2015
Dublin City Comhairle presented with Community & Recreation Centre Volunteer Award

6th December 2014
Eleventh meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive

Comhairle na nÓg Showcase 2014

Thursday 20th November, Croke Park, Dublin 1

Eighth meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive
Sat. 6th September 2014

Seventh meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 
Sat. 5th July 2014

Sixth meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 
Sat. 21st June 2014

Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children
Thurs. 29th May 2014

Young People’s Regional Networking Events
Limerick, 15th April; Sligo, 16th April; & Dublin, 23rd & 24th April 2014

2nd meeting of Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2014-15
22nd February – Hawkin’s House, Hawkin’s Street, Dublin 2

1st meeting of Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2014-15
18th January – Hawkin’s House, Hawkin’s Street, Dublin 2

Dáil na nÓg, Croke Park, Dublin 
15th November 2013

Consultation: Supporting a Better Transition from Second Level to higher education
30th October 2013, Department of Education & Skills, Dublin 

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