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Saturday 1 October 2016

Young hold policy-makers to account

MORE than 60 teenagers from schools and youth organisations across the country participated in Young Social Innovators (YSI) 2015.

It is a first-of-its-kind event that gave young people an opportunity to take part in a live questions and answers session with government representatives.

The Youth Voice Event was opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and TD Aine Collins.

Ms Collins is pictured with Adina Zago from Mount Mercy College, Cork, and Ellen Farrell, from Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis.

Appropriately for its youthful audience, the gathering was also live-tweeted using the hashtag #YSIYouthVoice.

It was organised by Young Social Innovators, a movement of young people supported by Vodafone Foundation Ireland that aims to bring about positive change using social innovation.

More than 25,000 young people are involved in its programmes, training and events this year.

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