Comhairle na nÓg 31 youth councils across the country
giving young people a voice on local services & policies

National Executive 2016-17

Our topic: 

The Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2016-17 commenced their term on Sat 16th Jan 2016. Since then, this group has been working on the theme of Education and School with the specific topic of ‘What happens in the classroom’ – the winning topic from Dáil na nÓg 2015. After a vote by all 200 delegates by private ballot, this emerged as the winning topic and as a result and formed the basis of the work-plan for the National Executive 2016-17.

Background to this topic: 

The theme for Dáil na nÓg 2015 was ‘the need for young people to have a stronger voice in their education and school’. This theme came out of workshop discussions at the Comhairle Showcase 2014 in which over 400 young people voted on the areas of their lives in which they least had a say. Education and School came out on top. To read the Showcase report, click here: Comhairle Showcase report 2014

Some 200 young people aged 12-17 took part in Dáil na nÓg 2015 to discuss all aspects of this theme – participants took part in workshop discussions and contributed questions at the Q&A session with relevant ministers and government officials in the Department of Education.

Topics for discussion in workshops on the day were as follows:

  • Subject choice
  • Transition year
  • What happens in the classroom
  • Uniforms and personal appearance

To read about our work progress across the two years, click here for our meetings page.