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'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses
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'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:20 AM 15,074 Views 30 Comments

The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs
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Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Apr 22nd 2020, 5:48 PM 38,034 Views 75 Comments

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts
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Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts

Apr 20th 2020, 4:29 PM 14,308 Views 9 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency team will discuss the plan tomorrow, says the Taoiseach.

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme
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Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,046 Views 21 Comments

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

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

Apr 6th 2020, 2:55 PM 210,363 Views 133 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2020, 12:41 PM 82,393 Views 49 Comments

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

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

Mar 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 32,045 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 13th 2020, 4:02 PM 76,118 Views 91 Comments

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

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

Mar 13th 2020, 3:35 PM 19,940 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Feb 19th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,354 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,537 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,302 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Feb 5th 2020, 7:11 PM 12,158 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 1:09 PM 38,003 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 1:49 PM 27,975 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Updated Dec 19th 2019, 7:48 PM 29,569 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 36,157 Views 105 Comments

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

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments
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Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Nov 29th 2019, 10:02 AM 8,114 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2019, 7:28 PM 8,317 Views 23 Comments

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.

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

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,953 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,842 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 18,104 Views 82 Comments

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

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

Sep 27th 2019, 7:49 AM 44,499 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 2:52 PM 22,464 Views 28 Comments

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

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
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Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 24,068 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 5:36 PM 10,189 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2019, 5:30 PM 19,300 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Jul 27th 2019, 8:30 AM 21,403 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 5:37 PM 42,896 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 9:00 PM 31,169 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 2:18 PM 53,879 Views 43 Comments

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

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September
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Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

Jul 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 67,937 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 8:41 AM 32,046 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 48,961 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2019, 10:30 PM 99,242 Views 12 Comments

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

Creche owner steps down following revelations in RTÉ investigation
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Creche owner steps down following revelations in RTÉ investigation

Jul 24th 2019, 10:47 AM 69,286 Views 54 Comments

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

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
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Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Jun 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,793 Views 19 Comments

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

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

May 21st 2019, 8:46 AM 9,287 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2019, 7:59 AM 14,443 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 79,749 Views 142 Comments

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