Wednesday 23 May 2018

The young, the old, the lies and the truth

In this time of deceit, it is good to have young idealists, and an elder statesman, who speak out on what matters, writes Gene Kerrigan

There were dozens of young people on the steps of the Mansion House, in Dublin, one morning last week. Inside, there were more than 300, from a range of schools.

Eventually, as the Young Social Innovators tour traverses the country, about 7,000 young people will speak out on the issues that matter to them.

At the Mansion House, they presented pieces on a range of social issues, some familiar from the headlines, some less so: poverty, gender, consent, homelessness; the way that education can be stunted by the cost of books and uniforms. And they said what they want done about it.

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