Our latest news

Interviews, news releases, industry reports and information on our fundraising efforts, as well as news coverage on some of the projects the Irish Youth Foundation supports.

Generation Pandemic Awardees Announced

The Society of Actuaries in Ireland launches 50th anniversary charity partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation

McDonald’s launches Youth Opportunity Ireland programme providing training and mentorship opportunities to young people

Applegreen Blossom Fund 2021 Awardees Announced

The Irish Times | December 2, 2021

Ep 532 Double Disadvantage: The cost of the pandemic on Irish youth

RTÉ Radio 1 | November 17, 2021

A Stitch in Time  | Today with Claire Bryne

The Irish Times | November 13, 2021

Pandemic generation: ‘It felt like the end of our childhood’

RTÉ Radio 1 | June 01, 2021

IYF study finds youth More affected by pandemic than others

RTÉ News | June 01, 2021

Pandemic impacted disadvantaged children most – study

The Irish Times | June 01, 2021

Disadvantaged children face profound long term impact from pandemic

The Examiner | June 01, 2021

Fears of spike in youth crime and mental health issues due to the pandemic

The Journal | June 01, 2021

Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Q102 | June 01, 2021

Pandemic created generational timebomb for disadvantaged kids.

FM104 | June 01, 2021

Pandemic created generational timebomb for disadvantaged kids.

RTÉ Radio 1 | Apr 28, 2021

National Youth Workers Week

National Youth Workers week coverage on RTÉ Radio 1 acknowledging the extraordinary work that the Youth Workers of this country do.

The Irish Times | Nov 28, 2020

Ireland’s teenage pariahs: ‘We are really at breaking point now’

The Irish Times | June 09, 2020
Junior infants and first years face a doubly daunting challenge
Independent.ie | June 4, 2020
Our most vulnerable children risk becoming Generation Lost unless needs are prioritised
The Irish Times | June 03, 2020
Years of youth services ‘wiped out’ by Covid-19 pandemic, warns charity

How you can help

Our aim is to reach 45,000 children and young people who are living in disadvantaged circumstances across Ireland. 

To do this, we need to support a wide range of youth projects as well those incredible youth workers who work tirelessly, and often voluntarily, to ensure children and young people have a future to look forward to.

But we can’t do it without you.

Whether you are a business or an individual you can help.