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Limerick Comhairle are focusing their attentions on two topics this year: Homelessness and Cyber-health & Well-being. They are planning to develop information materials on the topic of homelessness.

Please… Not Around Us! Limerick  Comhairle na nÓg is currently involved in this initiative, lead by Limerick City and County Council, in partnership with a range of other stakeholders – HSE,  Limerick Children and Young People’s Services Committee, Limerick Childcare Committee, Healthy Ireland and ASH Ireland, Council of the Irish Heart Foundation.

The campaign was launched by Limerick City and County Council and Healthy Limerick to promote a Tobacco-Free society and encourage those who smoke to get help to quit. Launched to coincide with World No Tobacco Day on Fri 31 May, Not Around Us is about promoting an environment where it is easier for those who smoke to quit and remain smoke free and helping to de-normalise smoking for the next generation.

The purpose of Not Around Us is to:
• Help protect children and young people from second hand smoke exposure
• Contribute to the denormalisation of smoking for children and young people
• Reduce environmental nuisance, cost of cleaning and damage that discarded tobacco products create
• Signpost the HSE Quit services


Limerick Comhairle have been working on the topic of Cyber Education since 2018, with a particular focus on the four areas below:

  • How to protect yourself online
  • Social Media Education
  • Cyber bullying Prevention
  • The positive aspects of social media

Here are the four areas they hope to progress under that in 2018:

  • Workshops in schools, a Comhairle Roadshow (How to protect yourself online – learn about what’s out there first)
  • Video about safety when social networking (Social Media Education/ Cyber Bullying)
  • Comhairle running information nights with students & parents (Social Media Education)
  • Work with other young people to deliver workshops (Social Media Education)

Previous topics: 

Limerick Comhairle focused on the topic of Politics and Civic Engagement in 2017, working in partnership with the Politics Department in University of Limerick. We want to encourage civic engagement in young people and to find out why so many young people lack interest in politics: statistics show very low engagement in the 18-25 year old age bracket when it comes to voting.

In early 2017, three young people from our Comhairle , Megan McMahon, Christopher Cummins, and Keith Allen, visited Boden, in North Sweden as part of an Eramus+ programme called ‘The Key.’ Young people from Sweden, Malta and Ireland were all involved in a week-long programme centered on entrepreneurship and creativity – all in snowy, -15 degree surroundings just outside the Arctic Circle.

Limerick Comhairle’s primary topic for 2016-17 was the Education System. We developed facilitated sessions on this theme and worked with the ETB in addressing a project on Restorative Practice in the classroom.

Limerick Comhairle completed work on the topic of mental health in 2015, with a specific focus on mental health issues facing young people living in Direct Provision, and those who are homeless. In relation to this, they examined the living conditions of those living in Direct Provision, and those experiencing homelessness.

Here is our video from our AGM 2015, which also incorporated our #LetsGoMental2015 event – to read more click here:


Limerick City and Limerick County Comhairle were operating as two separate Comhairle until the Local Authority merger in 2014, and up to this point were working on separate topics.

Limerick City Comhairle completed a mental health resource booklet, Promoting Mental Health in Limerick City: A guide for young people by young people, which was launched at a special event in the city. The Comhairle worked closely with the creative learning charity Bluebox, running a number of workshops around understanding mental health, and the influencing factors which can contribute to either positive or negative mental health.

In 2014 we worked on the topic of Cyber-bullying. We wrote and recorded an original song titled Rock Me to raise awareness of the topic. We held an awareness night for parents to educate them about the issue. Forensic psychologist and University College Cork associate lecturer Dr Maureen Griffin spoke at the event on social networking and internet safety.

In 2013 Limerick County Comhairle set out to raise awareness around sexual education in schools across the county. We carried out a campaign in which wristbands were sold to raise awareness around the importance of talking about sexual health. The slogan on the wristband was ‘Let’s Talk about Sex’. As a result of surveys carried out in local secondary schools, a report was carried out and presented to the Regional SPHE Manager Brian Murray.

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