What is Youth Information
Aimed primarily at young people aged 15 – 25 years, we provide information on a broad variety of areas and issues. We give you time and a safe space to come and talk or get support, we actively listen and let you tell your story, we help you explore the situation and identify the issue with you, we give you information and options that best suit you and help you make sense of the information at hand and support you to take the next step. Your parent or someone on your behalf can also ask a question for you.
We cover a wide range of topics including going to college, training, jobs, accommodation, your rights, things to do.
Chat with us:
Chat online to a trained Youth Information Officer. The chat service is available between 4pm and 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). The service is here to support 16 to 25 year olds, parents/guardians, and people who work with young people.
If you want to chat to a Youth Information Worker during that time, start a conversation now. If you would like to leave a message outside of the hours of our chat service, we can come back to you by email the next time we’re online. This is an english-speaking service at present.
- Coming to Ireland from Ukraine is a great resource from Citizens Information. You will find lots of information about visas, social welfare, accommodation and housing.
- There is also a list of where to go for supports when looking for work, to get your CV done, where to go for English classes, to get a free SIM card for 3 months etc.
Government Information and Advice for Ukrainians
Irish Refugee Council Information and Advice for Ukrainians
- Information to people fleeing Ukraine after the Russian invasion answering questions that people may have.
Accessing College in Ireland
Student Support for Ukrainian Refugees
Ukrainians will be able to do to begin a higher education course in Ireland without being charged international fees. It is not clear at this time if Ukrainians can avail of the Free Fees or Susi grant – information will come soon. Useful information from Refugee Council
A National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk to assist Ukrainian students and researchers who are seeking to continue their higher education studies in Ireland. A collaboration across the universities; it will have access to guidance counselling and to experts from the admissions offices. Contact NSRHelpdesk@mu.ie or call +353 (0)1 474 7788.
Accessing the Health Service in Ireland
Joining a Youth Club
Crosscare Youth Services support young people (aged 10- 24yrs) throughout the greater Dublin/ Wicklow area. Find out if there is one in your local area through Crosscare Youth Services.
There are Youth Services all around Ireland run by different organisations. Contact your local Youth Information Officer to find out where is your nearest, and find out other local supports and information available.