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Comhairle na nÓg are child and youth councils in all the Local Authorities of the country which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.
One of the most important aspects of Comhairle na nÓg is that is allows young people to select and work on topics of importance to young people locally. Examples of the topics selected by young people include: mental health services for young people, facilities for young people, and how young people are treated by the adult world.
The work of the Comhairle na nÓg on these topics includes: getting the views of other young people, doing background research, meeting with local decision-makers, developing surveys, organising meetings, making videos, producing leaflets or posters, developing online materials and other activities. This work culminates in the Comhairle na nÓg members seeking to make an impact or change to improve the lives of young people