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

What Happens

Every Comhairle na nÓg holds an Annual General Meeting in September or October, to which children and young people are invited from local schools and youth groups. Attendance at AGMs ranges from 80 -150 young people, depending on the size of the city or county.

A Comhairle na nÓg Committee is elected at the AGM. This committee is responsible for working on the topics picked at the AGM and being the consultative forum that works with decision-makers.

At the AGM, the young people pick the topics of most importance to them.

Comhairle meetings generally take place every three to four weeks where members research their topic and work to influence local decision makers.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the National Participation Office team conduct annual regional networking events for young people from Comhairle na nÓg in March.

Every second year 500 young people attend the Comhairle na nÓg Showcase event with approximately 15 young people from every Comhairle na nÓg in attendance.

The purpose of the events is to give young members of Comhairle na nÓg an opportunity

  • to showcase their work and to network with one another,
  • to share information with other young people in their region about what is working well in Comhairle na nÓg and
  • to voice their opinions on developing and improving Comhairle na nÓg.