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Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2023

Alan May 18, 2023

‘Simply Soap’ was announced as the overall winner of the Foróige NFTE ‘Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2023’ at a ceremony held at Richmond Barracks, Dublin this week. 

Aimee Hegarty, Abbie Boyle and Aoife Smith from St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. Donegal won the award in the ‘Best Business’ category for their innovative idea which involves beautiful authentic hand made soap. The young entrepreneurs use a goats milk base which is rich in Vitamin E and highly moisturising to create these fabulous soaps in lavender, lemongrass vanilla and peppermint.

Foróige Tyrrelstown Youth Space Now Open

Alan March 10, 2023

An Taoiseach Leo Varadker TD and Senator Emer Currie helped to launch the brand new Tyrrelstown Youth Space this afternoon, alongside youth workers and young people from the local area.

Tyrrelstown is one of the fastest-growing communities in Dublin 15, and has one of the most diverse populations in the county. The new Youth Space will enable more young people in the area to learn, grow, take part in youth work and get involved with Foróige programmes.

HAY Project Digital Youth Hub Launches

Alan February 24, 2023

The newly expanded HAY Foróige Digital Youth Hub in Summerhill (Dublin’s north east inner city) has been launched, with increased staff levels and lots of extra services and programmes for young people! 

Junior minister at the Department of Justice, James Browne, attended the launch yesterday and said the expansion of the local wraparound service is welcome to the area.

Foróige Gender Pay Gap Report 2022

Alan December 23, 2022

2022 is the first time that Foróige have published a Gender Pay Gap Report following enactment of the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 legislation which mandates reporting for all organisations with over 250 employees. 

The findings from our gender pay gap analysis show no significant differential between female hourly remuneration as against male hourly remuneration. Foróige operates a range of pay scales within the organisation based on the relevant levels of responsibility and experience. This means that gender is not a factor in determining rates of pay.

Foróige Launches the Connect Safely Programme

Alan December 9, 2022

The Connect Safely Programme, funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, was launched in the CHQ Building in Dublin City Centre. Newstalk's Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly hosted today’s event and held a panel discussion with experts, Dr. Aphra Kerr of Maynooth University and Stephen Bryne, formerly of RTÉ’s 2FM. 

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