THE Kilkenny Comhairle na nOg will be holding a road show in the city on May 10 from 7-9pm at Ossory Youth, and young people aged 12-18 are invited to attend.
This is an opportunity for young people in the city to ask questions and seek solutions while engaging with elected representatives about issues that affect them as young people. It follows the success of road shows in Callan, Castlecomer and Johnstown.
The Kilkenny Comhairle na nOg is continuing to consult with young people throughout the county on issues of mental health, education, politics, voting age and other issues of concern, including sexual health, drugs and alcohol. The road show will also travel to Thomastown and Piltown before the end of May to consult with young people in those areas.
At the end of this process a report will be drawn up and presented to decision-makers in the county and to the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
The Comhairle na nÓg was set up as part of the National Children’s Strategy in 2000. The Kilkenny Comhairle na nÓg is managed by Ossory Youth. The Office of the Minister for children and Youth Affairs has the lead role in ensuring that children and young people in Ireland have a voice on issues that affect their lives.
Each county and city has a Comhairle na nÓg to which young representatives can bring up issues affecting young people in their area and try to resolve those issues as a group. It runs by involving children and young people in local services and policies.