Dáil na nÓg is the annual national parliament for young people aged between 12-18 years. Delegates are elected to Dáil na nÓg through their local Comhairle na nÓg.
The Department of Childrena nd Youth Affairs (DCYA) is responsible for funding and overseeing Dáil na nÓg. Since 2003, a consortium comprising the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), Foroige and Youth Work Ireland has organised Dáil na nÓg in cooperation with the DCYA. The involvement of these youth organisations has been a major asset in the development of Dáil na nÓg.
Successive independent evaluations note that Dáil na nÓg has gone from strength to strength, with more challenging and contentious debate each year.
Dáil na nÓg Council
One representative from each Comhairle na nÓg is elected to the Dáil na nÓg Council which follows up on the recommendations from the Dáil and tries to make changes for young people in those areas.
The Council has a term of office of one year and is supported by the DCYA and the NYCI. A number of projects and initiatives have been developed through the work of the Dáil na nÓg Council in recent years, including:
For more information visit www.dailnanog.ie.