Young people call for more youth centres, parks and cycle lanes
Published on 17th May 2023
More youth centres, parks and cycle lanes were among the most popular ideas collected during a survey of young people living in Dublin city.
The survey was conducted with students in five schools as part of a forum hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy at the Mansion House.
The young people were asked to share their ideas and input on what they enjoy about their city, what they would like to change and what they would like to see to ensure inclusion of their age group for the future.
“It’s so important that young people have a voice and that we listen to them,” said the Lord Mayor. “Youth is one of the themes of my term in office and I’m hoping we can now establish a focus group of these young people to work with the City Council in the future on some of these ideas.”
After more youth centres, parks and cycle lanes, the next most popular ideas were more football facilities, sports centres and skate parks. They were followed by more mixed schools, cinemas, swimming areas and picnic tables.
The young people were from Trinity Comprehensive School in Ballymun, St Michael’s Holy Faith in Finglas, Kylemore College in Ballyfermot, Clogher Road Community College in Crumlin and Beneavin De La Salle College in Finglas.
Images attached: Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy with participants at the youth forum in the Mansion House.