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Consultation on the impact of Brexit on children and young people, 30.01.2017

30th January 2017, Croke Park

#LetsTalkBrexit: Exploring the implications for children and young people of the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit)

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, hosted a seminar to explore the impact of Brexit on the lives of children and young people. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs facilitated this seminar on January 30th in Croke Park. The seminar sought the views of children, young people and adults representing organisations that work with and on behalf of children and young people.

A report has been published with the views of the adult and youth participants and was submitted to An Taoiseach for consideration by the Government in March 2017  – you can read it here:

Members of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive took part in the discussions, were interviewed by RTE, and even got a feature in the Irish Independent:

The young people on the day discussed the following key topics:
• Travel
• Democracy and Politics
• Employment
• Access to third level education in the UK
• Trade
• Tax And Regulation
• Northern Ireland – Political And Daily Life Impacts
• Discrimination, Racism And Xenophobia
• Health Care