A Better Future for Young People
Our Policies

Investing in youth opportunities and supports

The young people of Ireland represent our country's future, but we also recognise their vital role in the here and now. We need to secure more opportunities for training and higher education and the supports young people need to reach their full potential.

Our plan for the next five years:

  • Create 50,000 new apprenticeships and 60 more apprenticeship types
  • Reduce the third level student contribution charge by €500 in Budget 2017
  • Extend the Counselling in Primary Care service to all 16-25 years olds
  • Expand the Youth Guarantee scheme to offer more training, employment and education opportunities to young people who become unemployed
  • Pay the full adult rate of Jobseeker's Allowance to claimants under 26 who participate in the Youth Guarantee
  • Equip young farmers with agri-business management skills and improve supports for those with net profit below €30,000