The target group of youth policy in Ireland is 0-25 years.
- Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People (2014 - 2020) defines a young person as any person under 25 years of age.
- The National Youth Strategy (2015 - 2020) targets young people aged 10-24 years.
- The Youth Work Act (2001) defines a young person as a person under the age of 25 years.
- The Youth Justice Strategy relates to young people aged 12-17 years.