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What it's like for LGBTI+ young people in rural Ireland Living in rural Ireland can be difficult for young LGBTQ+ people and this volunteers thinks we need to do better

What happens when you give blood? Isabel gives blood as often as she can and talks us through the process

Our experience at the YSI Speak Out Students from Mercy Beaumont give an overview of the YSI SpeakOut Tour.

Important lessons I've learned from living abroad Caitlin moved to the Middle East with her family and learned a lot through the experience

5 important skills I’ve developed through pageantry Jasmine started competing in pageants recently but has picked up some important skills along the way

Recognising and learning about my anxiety Jasmine talks about her personal journey to learn more about managing her anxiety

Why I'm supporting the "Our Fada" movement Criodán talks about the importance of fadas in the Irish language and why we should care about using them.

Creating healthier ways to socialise through Young Social Innovators This YSI group aims to create a healthier means of interacting by reviving social dancing.

How working in retail has helped my self-confidence Caitlin says she is a naturally anxious person, but her new job has helped her in ways she never imagined

What are the powers and responsibilities of a county councillor Andrew looks at why it's so important to have your say in who your county councillor is

Why I struggled to find the right course for me Caitlin talks about her thought process when choosing the college course that suits her.

Our YSI project to reduce discrimination in Ireland The "Get Lippy" group hopes show how prejudice and discrimination affect many people in Ireland