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Senator Reilly hosts seminar on impact of the recession on young people

25 September, 2013

Sinn Féin Youth affairs spokesperson Senator Kathryn Reilly will host a half day seminar tomorrow, Thursday 26th September, exploring the impact of the recession on young people.

The seminar will also look at solutions to the economic, social and personal problems being experienced by young people. Speakers at the seminar include the Union of Students of Ireland, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, SpunOut and One Parent. The event will take place from 10am to 1pm in the National Library on Kildare Street.

Senator Reilly said;

“Young people are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. We have higher levels of unemployment and emigration. The social and personal consequences of the crisis are being felt by hundreds of thousands. Yet to date there has been little policy response to the specific issues affecting the under 25s.

“The purpose of this half day seminar is to give voice to the experiences of young people. Speakers from USI, ICTU, SpunOut and One Parent will discuss the specific ways in which the recession is hurting young people. We will also be exploring what practical policies could be implemented by government to address issues such as youth unemployment and emigration.”

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