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Dáil na nÓg

Dáil na nÓg is the national youth parliament for 12-17 year-olds. It is a biennial event, to which 200 representatives from the 31 Comhairle na nÓg are elected as delegates. The DCYA funds and oversees Dáil na nÓg, which is hosted by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. The topics discussed at Dáil na nÓg are chosen by young people themselves in the 31 Comhairle na nÓg. Recommendations from Dáil na nÓg are followed-up by the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive for the following two years.