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"Take Charge of Change: Being young and Irish (2012)"


This report was produced by researchers from DIT's Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER) for the Implementation team of President Michael D. Higgins' youth consultation initiative, 'Being Young and Irish'. The report details the many suggestions, ideas and comments made by respondents to President Higgins’ ‘Being Young and Irish’ consultation. A total of two hundred and ninety four people participated in the Regional Workshops. Four hundred and thirty nine individual submissions were received from 17-26 year olds. In addition, six group submissions were received representing the views of seventy four participants. Thirty two individuals engaged with both parts of the process.  Final Report: Lalor, K., Bowden, M., Griffin, K., McElvaney, R., Quinn, B., Kelleher, C. (2012). Take charge of change: Being young and Irish, Full Report. Dublin: Áras an Uachtaráin. Available at: