Today on World Water Day, Trócaire and youth groups from across the country have launched a campaign to encourage young people to switch from using disposable plastic water bottles to reusable drinks containers.
#GotTheBottle is an iniative involving young people from Foróige Cork, Ossory Youth in Kilkenny, Youth Work Ireland in Galway, and ECO-UNESCO in Dublin.
Among those taking part in the campaign are eight young people from both the Bishopstown and Curraheen Foróige Projects in Cork.
Congratulations to all the winners at the recent NFTE Regional Finals!
Businesses from across the country have been shortlisted to take part in the NFTE National Awards, which will take place on March 30th.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme empowers young people to develop core skills in enterprise, and the start-up businesses will showcase their products at the event in the Mansion House in Dublin.
Congratulations to Monaghan Foróige, who won the award for 'Best Community Float' for the third year in a row at this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in the County.
Over 100 members took part, including young people from Clubs, Big Brother Big Sister, and Monaghan GDYP.
The young people took inspiration from the Pixar movie 'Inside Out', where the characters include Anger, Sadness, Disgust, Fear & Joy. They used their float to show that we all share the same feelings and that what is important is that you acknowledge those feelings and are happy in yourself.
Today marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the first Foróige Club, then called Macra na Tuaithe, in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny.
The meeting on March 14th 1952, was attended by Sean Moylan, then Minister for Education, and the Minister for Agriculture, Thomas Walsh.
9 young people involved in the Foróige WAY Project in Wicklow town are currently working towards accreditation in a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action through NUI Galway. On completion of the course, all participants will be eligible to graduate this October.
The Youth Citizenship Awards were launched last week by 2FM DJ Jenny Greene and teens from St Joseph's Foróige Youth Committee, in Mayfield, Cork.
The Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards in partnership with Aldi, will take place on Saturday 29th April in Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre.