The Voice of Ballymun Youth

This video was showcased at the ‘Activating Dublin’ Employer Engagement Event on the 17th Feb.

These are the voices of young people from Ballymun who are helping to shape the Youth Guarantee. The pilot offers young people the hope of gaining employment. The key message is that by working together with government, business and young people we can create a better future for the youth of Ireland.

Thanks to BRYR and the Department of Social Protection for helping to make this video possible.


Announcement of pilot Youth Guarantee project in Ballymun

Announcement of Youth Guarantee Pilot in Ballymun

This afternoon Minister Joan Burton, Emer Costello MEP and Deputy John Lyons TD  were in Ballymun to mark the announcement of funding for a year-long pilot Youth Guarantee project in Ballymun.

Ballymun was selected as one of the first Youth Guarantee schemes to proceed in the EU following funding approval by the European Commission and the Government.

Speaking about the pilot scheme Minister Burton welcomed the scheme calling it ‘hugely significant’ in terms of increasing opportunities for young people in the area.

“My department is currently developing an action plan to implement the Guarantee in ireland from next year, and Ballymun can show the way in terms of developing the best practice and partnership to ensure that young people get the work, training and educational opportunities they need.”