The youth Café started in 2015 as a drop in space for young people aged 16-25 who had experience of seeking protection in Ireland. IRC’s youth group, EYMF, started the youth café as a way to include and engage with more young people seeking protection. Activities included development education workshops, cooking group, arts and crafts, and drama workshops as well as trips to the cinema, Science Gallery and Google HQ. The youth café provided a great space for young people who had recently arrived in Ireland to make new friends and benefit from peer to peer support.