In an exciting development for young people in the Midwest it has been announced that three leading youth organisations, Limerick Youth Service, Clare Youth Service and Youth Work Ireland Tipperary are to merge.
The merger of the three well known youth organisations will mirror the proposed boundary changes that will see large parts of Clare and Tipperary become part of the greater Limerick area.
For half of century the three organisations have been to the fore in engaging with and supporting young people be active participants in shaping their futures.
‘Welcome our friends from Clare and Tipperary into the Limerick team’
‘This is an exciting time as we are delighted to welcome our friends from Clare and Tipperary into the Limerick team,’ said a spokesperson for Limerick Youth Service.
‘We enjoy a great working partnership and all have vast experiences in providing top quality youth work, education, training, employability and volunteering opportunities for young people,’ added the spokesperson.
While there are some minor issues to iron out it has been decided that, as Limerick are the reigning Munster Senior Hurling Champions, the new tripartite organisation will keep the Limerick Youth Service brand.
Although this will involve some re-branding of the Banner and Premier organisations respectively, it is a small price to pay for joining the Treaty team.
‘A great day for the parish’
On a national level Youth Work Ireland, of which all three are members, welcomed the development with a spokesperson saying it’s a great day for the parish!’