Disadvantaged youths take hit
DISPROPORTIONATE cuts to youth services will hit the disadvantaged hardest, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has warned.
Deep cuts of €5.4m "jeopardise frontline supports and projects for young people", according to NYCI director Mary Cunningham.
She said the Budget did little for young jobseekers. The €48m for further education and training was a continuation of schemes already in place or already announced.
"The proposals are wholly insufficient," she said.
Irish Independent Supplement