Youth Affected Worst

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) released a statement claiming that young people are the most affected in this year’s budget. The managing director, Mary Cunningham, accused the government of treating young people as a “soft target” by reducing the Jobseekers payments to €100 per week for under 25’s. “We need to work to provide more opportunities for these young people, not cut their supports. We are urging the Government to reconsider these proposed cuts in social welfare payments to young, unemployed people,” said Mary Cunningham.

Lauren O’Halleron