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Monday 18 December 2017

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

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