The North East Inner City of Dublin(NEIC), similar to other disadvantaged communities throughout Ireland, has been the subject of plenty of sensational media headlines, misrepresentation and down right inaccuracies over the past few decades. The media have a habit of profiling young people as disaffected and disengaged. This builds up the notion within wider Irish society of 'youth in trouble' or even that ‘young people are trouble'.
There appears to be little recognition in the media and wider society that young people are struggling to live in a time when society is changing at an amazing pace. This is putting increased pressure on family, community, education and the work life of young people. Coupled with this is the economic crisis with its inevitable cutbacks to youth and other services that are in greatest need at present and diminishing employment prospects.
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