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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

From TheJournal.ie Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare and coronavirus: Many parents still paying, but some childcare staff told to apply for dole Childcare

Childcare and coronavirus: Many parents still paying, but some childcare staff told to apply for dole

Many workers will now have to apply for jobseekers’ benefit.

From TheJournal.ie Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers Coronavirus

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff Hyde And Seek

Hyde and Seek creches at centre of controversy now hiring new staff

The company came to the nation’s attention last summer following an RTÉ Investigates piece on Prime Time.

From TheJournal.ie Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election? Red Line Issues

Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?

It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.

From TheJournal.ie Most people believe parents should be supported to stay at home until their child is 1 year old Childcare Barometer

Most people believe parents should be supported to stay at home until their child is 1 year old

Childcare Barometer 2020 shows significant support for the creation of a single, dedicated childcare agency.

From TheJournal.ie Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland Ge2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is huge': Thousands of childcare protesters march across Dublin city Early Years Alliance

'This is huge': Thousands of childcare protesters march across Dublin city

The Early Years Alliance said the crisis was caused by the government’s “chronic under-investment” in the industry.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone reverses funding cut for creches on day of protest action next week Childcare

Zappone reverses funding cut for creches on day of protest action next week

Creche owners had been told the department will not fund an alternative day to make up time for the protest.

From TheJournal.ie 'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope' Insurance Costs

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs Childcare Crisis

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments Childcare

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

From TheJournal.ie First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February Equal Rights

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February

It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.

From TheJournal.ie Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin Childcare

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed Opinion

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget Budget 2020

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

From TheJournal.ie The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow Early Learning

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet Childcare

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

From TheJournal.ie Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk Creche Scandal

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country Creche Scandal

Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dodging regulations and ratios happens everywhere' - The realities of working in childcare Behind The Scenes

'Dodging regulations and ratios happens everywhere' - The realities of working in childcare

Low wages, high staff turnover and common ratio breaches are not unusual in the childcare industry.

From TheJournal.ie 'What do we want? Davy out' - Protest held outside Hyde and Seek creche Childcare

'What do we want? Davy out' - Protest held outside Hyde and Seek creche

The protest was held to demonstrate against the facility which was the subject of an RTÉ Investigates programme.

From TheJournal.ie Creches near Hyde and Seek 'inundated' with calls from parents asking for a place

Creches near Hyde and Seek 'inundated' with calls from parents asking for a place

Up to 45 calls have been made to different childcare places in the vicinity after last night’s RTÉ programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme Under Fire

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

From TheJournal.ie Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September Unpaid Leave

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

From TheJournal.ie Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge Childcare

Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge

The reports for the various creches identified numerous non-compliance issues.

From TheJournal.ie Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care Hyde And Seek

Owner of creche chain accused of 'huge breaches' after being filmed roughly handling children in care

An RTÉ documentary into practices at Hyde & Seek was broadcast earlier this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Creche owner steps down following revelations in RTÉ investigation Hyde And Seek

Creche owner steps down following revelations in RTÉ investigation

Tusla inspection reports for the various Hyde and Seek creches also identified numerous non-compliance issues.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

From TheJournal.ie An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme Childcare

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme

Minister Katherine Zappone said it comes on the back of ‘decades of neglect’ in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds Family Poverty

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

From TheJournal.ie Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019 Budget

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days Nowhere To Go

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

From TheJournal.ie Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross Childminding

Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross

“We’re pursuing this as an idea, as a novel idea. We’re going to continue to push for it.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?

The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Childcare isn't one of those industries that you go into to make a huge pile of money’ Health And Education

‘Childcare isn't one of those industries that you go into to make a huge pile of money’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin-based Tigers Childcare.

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