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Dail na nÓg 2019 – Climate Change 

 

 

Dáil na nÓg took place on Saturday 23rd November in Leinster House. 2019 marks one hundred years of democracy in Ireland—the first sitting of the Dáil took place in Dublin in January 1919. It is both fitting and significant for this year’s event to take place in our parliament building. For the first time young people had the opportunity to cast their vote in the Dáil Chamber to set out a climate change agenda for the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive to lead on over the next two years.

The Opening Ceremony of Dáil na nÓg 2019 was chaired by the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

The Closing Ceremony was chaired by Caoimhe Wall, Louth Comhairle na nÓg and member of the Dáil na nÓg SteeringCommittee. Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, will formally address the delegates at the closing ceremony.

Two members of the outgoing Comhairle na nÓg National Executive, Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh, Westmeath Comhairle na nÓg, and Rhys Scully, Carlow Comhairle na nÓg presented on their work over the past two years on the topic of Equality in Schools. Others facilitated the workshop session.

Other speakers included climate activist Beth Doherty,  Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg,  Luke Chambers, Clare Comhairle na nÓg and Sineaid Whelan, Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown Comhairle na nÓg who gave inputs on Climate Change and the development of the theme to date, and Niall Byrne, Kilkenny Comhairle na nÓg who talked about Comhairle na nÓg and Dáil na nÓg.

Delegates worked in small discussion groups on the theme of Climate Change. They were tasked with coming up with actions which will form the basis of the work of the incoming Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2020-21 – here is the report of those findings:

Dáil na nÓg 2019 REPORT

A tree planting ceremony took place on the morning of the event at 10am—an idea which came from the young people on the Dáil na nÓg Steering Committee. The Ceann Comhairle, along with members of the Steering Committee and all young people who had a speaking role on the day took part in the ceremony. An official press photo was taken at this time.

You can download the guide for 2019 here:   Dail na nOg Guide 2019 

Quotes

What Delegates said about Dáil na nÓg 2017

“The best thing about the day was the passion the facilitators had for the topic”

“The workshop gave me and the others the chance to have our say on the topic”

“I loved everything about it. It was an amazing day”

“I enjoyed being able to have my say about the topics and knowing that it would make a difference”

“Getting together with loads of other young people & meeting the minister”

“Having an opportunity to have our voices heard by experts”

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

What’s New

5th and 6th October
National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) on sun protection behaviours

11th September
Youth Services Grant – Youth Advisory Committee

14th September
Rural Youth Assembly – Youth Advisory Committee

9th September
Five Year Development Plan – working group on Youth Friendly version 

8th September
Dáil na nÓg Steering Committee meeting II – workshop planning 

7th September
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive meeting

29th July
Dáil na nÓg Steering Committee meeting I 

27th July
National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) Skin Protection Youth Advisory Committee

20th and 21st July
Teachers’ Professional Learning (TPL) consultations 

6th, 13th and 19th July
Future for Europe: consultations and meeting with Minister Byrne 

8th July 2021
Meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive with Minister Eamon Ryan

7th July 2021
Launch of the Comhairle na nÓg Five Year Development Plan

15th June 2021
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive meeting

20th May 2021
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive Steering Committee meeting

6th and 8th May 2021
UNCRC Consultations 

20th and 24th April 2021
UNCRC Youth Advisory Committee 

17th April 2021
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive meeting 

7th, 8th and 9th April
Comhairle Online Networking Events 2021 

3rd February 2021
Comhairle National Executive meet with Minister O’Gorman 

21st January 2021
Climate Action sub-group – National Executive 

5th December 2020
Comhairle National Showcase 2020

24th and 25th November
Environmental Protection Agency consultation

5th October 2020
Launch of How’s Your Head: Young Voices during Covid-19 report

24th September 2020
Monaghan Comhairle launch booklet on Hidden Disabilities 

22nd September 2020
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive meeting – online workshop

September 2020
Monaghan Comhairle take action on Inclusion and Disabilities

August 2020
Donegal Comhairle take action on road safety

Summer 2020
Cork City Comhairle members take to the airwaves to tackle racism

August 2020
Wexford Comhairle na nÓg launch ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ video 

August 2020
Galway County Comhairle na nÓg share their top tips on minding your mental health

August 2020
‘How are things in Tipp?’ – Tipperary Comhairle launch online survey

July 2020
Galway City Comhairle launch the results of their Online Learning survey

30th June 2020
Comhairle Networking Events 2020 – launch of report and video 

30th June 2020
Comhairle National Executive launch nationwide transport survey for 12-17 year olds

24th June 2020
Launch of How’s Your Head – Young Voices During Covid-19

18th-21st June 2020
Comhairle members sit on Youth Advisory Committee on the Covid-19 experience for young people

18th June 2020
Louth Comhairle pack and distribute mental health packs for teenagers

17th June 2020
Roscommon Comhairle launch “Bury Drugs, not your Dreams” leaflet

5th June 2020
Launch of Comhairle na nÓg Annual Report 2019

27th May
Limerick Comhairle na nÓg win prestigious World Health Organisation award

14th May
Comhairle National Executive session with Dept of Transport – sustainable and active travel

14th May
Fingal Comhairle get creative during lockdown

8th May
Clare Comhairle na nÓg release tutorial video on how to make your own protective face-masks

7th May
Comhairle National Executive session on urban cycling with Dublin City Council

27th April 2020
‘Stress Points’ – Offaly Comhairle na nÓg release video on dealing with exam stress

April 2020
‘Stand Tall’ – Longford Comhairle release song and video as message of support during Covid crisis

April 2020
United Together, Staying Apart – Comhairlí collaborate in a time of crisis

April 2020
Mayo Comhairle members get active in their communities

April 2020
Louth Comhairle spread positive messages & get involved in online challenges 

April 2020
South Dublin Comhairle get creative in response to Covid crisis

April 2020
Kildare Comhairle on minding your mental health in a global pandemic

March-April 2020
Monaghan Comhairle spread positivity & inclusivity through social media 

1st, 2nd and 3rd April
Zoom Meetings with National Executive 2020-21

29th February 2020
Meeting II: National Executive 2020-21

28th February 2020
Parenting Support consultation

19th February 2020
Climate Action Sub-Group: National Executive 

25th January 2020
Meeting I: National Executive 2020-21

4th December 2019
Launch of Our Voices Our Schools

23rd November 2019
Dáil na nÓg

8th and 9th October
Consultation on teacher supply, Department of Education & Skills

7th October 2019
Launch of #TeachMeAsMe individuality campaign 

September 2019
Dáil na nÓg Regional Events 

13th June 2019
Commemorative play-garden: remembering the children of 1916

11th June 2019
Active Schools consultation 

12th June 2019
First meeting of the Dáil na nÓg Steering Committee

11th June 2019
Active Schools consultation 

8th June 2019
17th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

30th May 2019, Leinster House
Meeting of the National Executive with Minister Zappone

28th May 20149, Leinster House
Meeting with the Chairman of Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs

11th May 2019
16th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

16th – 18th April 2019
Comhairle Regional Networking Events: Limerick, Sligo & Dublin 

13th April 2019
15th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

5th April 2019
Monaghan Comhairle publish their first Comhairle e-newsletter 

30th March
14th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

13th March 2019
Review of the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programme in schools: national consultation 

9th March 2019
13th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

16th February 2019
12th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

21st January 2019, Mansion House
Comhairle members participate in Dáil centenary celebrations 

12th January 2019
11th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

8th December 2018
10th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

22nd November 2018
Comhairle Showcase 2018, Croke Park 

11th November 2018
9th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

6th October 2018
8th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

9th October 2018
Fingal Comhairle launch ‘Perfect Imperfections’ – male body image & mental health campaign

1st September 2018
7th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

1st September 2018
7th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

11th July 2018
Launch of Government Action Plan for Online Safety 

July 2017
Dublin City Comhairle launch #conversationmatters campaign

22nd June
Aras an Uachtaráin Youth Garden Party 

9th June 2018
5th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

19th May 2018
4th meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

19th May 2018
Visit by UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

30th April
All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit, Dundalk 

14th April 2018
3rd meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

12th April 2018
Cruinniu consultation, Collins Barracks 

26th – 28th March 2018: Dublin, Limerick and Sligo
Comhairle Members’ Networking Events 2018

20th February 2018, Heritage Council offices, Kilkenny
‘Our Heritage, Your Say’: a consultation on the future of heritage in Ireland

7th February 2018
Clare & Wicklow Comhairle present at Joint Oireachtas Committee 

6th February
Launch of Dáil na nÓg Delegate Report 2018

3rd February 2018
1st meeting of the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19

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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