Broadcaster and journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail returns for a new series of Croí na Ceiste le Caoimhe to investigate the growing issues affecting young people today.

Each week, Caoimhe tackles a question central to young peoples’ lives by inviting members of her generation to discuss and share their experiences to get to the heart of the matter. Over four episodes she talks to young people to get their thoughts on a range of major issues in their lives from religion and the environment to sex education and body image.

The new four-part series made for BBC Gaeilge by Waddell Media with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, starts on BBC Two Northern Ireland at 10pm on Monday 09 May.

In the first episode, Caoimhe asks how important religion and spirituality is to young people growing up today. 

She visits Sam Ó Fearraigh in Donegal to discuss his recent conversion to Judaism and asks if and how it has changed him. 

Caoimhe Ní Chathail and Sam Ó Fearraigh

In episode two, Caoimhe investigates peoples’ experience of Sex Education. Where does their knowledge and understanding come from? Are they learning in school, from parents, from peers or online? Caoimhe visits universities to find out how they are informing their students about sex.

In episode three, Caoimhe asks whether social media is changing how we feel about our bodies. She goes behind the camera with model Shade Fairley from Belfast, meets magazine editor, Megan Roantree and challenges four young women to take a break from social media to test whether the platforms are negatively impacting how they feel about their bodies. 

In the final episode of the series, the focus is on the environment and the eco-anxiety in young people,that could stem from worries about climate change and the future of the planet.  Caoimhe meets with Moya Doogan from  Bun an Phobail  to go shopping in a charity shop and talk about how bad fast fashion is for the environment.

Moya the Thrifter le Caoimhe Ní Chathail

All four episodes in the series are available to watch on BBC iPlayer from Monday 9 May. 

Croí na Ceiste le Caoimhe is produced by Waddell Media for BBC Gaeilge with funding support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.