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

National Executive meetings 2016-17

The Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2016-17 commenced their term on Sat. 16th Jan 2016. The group have been working on the theme from Dáil na nÓg 2015 which was: Young people need a stronger voice in their education and school. The winning topic under this theme was What Happens in the Classroom and the group will focus on this for the two years of their term.

The group decided to progress their topic by conducting a nationwide survey to collect the views of young people about their theme of “What happens in the classroom”. Two independent researchers supported the development and collection of their survey. Finalised surveys were disseminated at the 31 Comhairle AGMs in 2016 and 3242 were sent back to DCYA for analysis. The report on the survey results were launched on 6th November 2017 in Firhouse Community College, Dublin 24. Both Minister Katherine Zappone and Minister Richard Bruton attended. You can read more about the launch here and watch the video below.


Please click here for a link to the final survey: National Executive survey


Where did they start on this work-plan? And what happens at these meetings to progress their topic?  Click on links below to read the meeting newsletters.

Meeting newsletter 14.10.2017

Meeting newsletter 09.09.2017

Meeting newsletter 29.06.2017

Meeting newsletter 01.04.2017



Meeting newsletter 11.03.2017



Meeting newsletter 11.02.2017


Meeting newsletter 14.01.2017


Meeting newsletter 03.09.2016

Meeting newsletter 18.07.2016

Meeting newsletter 25.06..2016

As mentioned in the meeting newsletter above, please find below links to the full voting results from the last meeting, and the draft survey questions which are currently being tweaked by the researchers.

Voting Results on four themes

Draft survey questions under the four themes


Meeting newsletter 11.06..2016

Meeting newsletter 14.05.2016

Meeting newsletter 16.04.2016


Meeting newsletter 19.03.2016


Meeting newsletter 20.02.2016

Meeting newsletter 16.01.2016