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Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget
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Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget

Sep 13th 2015, 7:57 PM 35,306 Views 262 Comments

Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat
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Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat

Sep 4th 2015, 11:44 PM 32,870 Views 34 Comments

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life
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Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

Aug 25th 2015, 6:04 AM 15,790 Views 10 Comments

But it’s a balancing act.

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...
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Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...

Aug 23rd 2015, 6:30 PM 329 Views 106 Comments

It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you
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Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you

Jul 22nd 2015, 7:44 PM 17,477 Views 32 Comments

Recommendations include extending the Early Child Care Education scheme and capping childcare fees.

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public
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Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public

Jun 25th 2015, 1:20 PM 19,967 Views 83 Comments

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?
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How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Jun 6th 2015, 6:45 AM 257 Views 16 Comments

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?
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Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?

Jun 5th 2015, 1:30 PM 5,463 Views 82 Comments

Thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend to protest over a fundamental imbalance in their industry.

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out
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Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out

Jun 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 198 Views 5 Comments

A long-term investment plan for childcare is good for children, good for society and good for the economy.

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week
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Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

May 21st 2015, 6:05 AM 8,528 Views 8 Comments

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

Why are Irish creches going out of business?
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Why are Irish creches going out of business?

May 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 47,661 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'
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Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'

May 13th 2015, 10:12 AM 15,394 Views 125 Comments

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?
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Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

Apr 16th 2015, 11:00 AM 14,021 Views 78 Comments

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
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Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 223 Views 61 Comments

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

Baby 'thrives' in care of father and grandparents after care order refused
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Baby 'thrives' in care of father and grandparents after care order refused

Apr 1st 2015, 6:00 AM 15,845 Views 8 Comments

Thirty new cases have been published.

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer
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The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

Feb 20th 2015, 6:00 PM 51 Views 32 Comments

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland
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Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland

Feb 17th 2015, 1:10 PM 19,615 Views 42 Comments

Childcare workers are gathered outside Leinster House to protest about a lack of government investment in the sector this afternoon.

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?
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Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Jan 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 301 Views 73 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable 'must not be pre-election spin'
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Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable 'must not be pre-election spin'

Jan 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,727 Views 25 Comments

One group believes investment needs to be brought up to the EU average.

Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay
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Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay

Jan 3rd 2015, 12:43 PM 24,765 Views 137 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland says the Irish Government isn’t investing enough in early childhood education.

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18
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How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

Nov 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,701 Views 30 Comments

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment
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Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment

Oct 13th 2014, 11:43 AM 16,346 Views 0 Comments

The charges, heard in court today, relate to allegations of mistreatment of children highlighted in Prime Time’s ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May
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There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

Aug 26th 2014, 4:49 PM 7,662 Views 17 Comments

The majority were in foster care.

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches
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Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches

Aug 25th 2014, 2:06 PM 9,555 Views 25 Comments

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother
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One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

Aug 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 16,289 Views 150 Comments

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
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Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 125 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016
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These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

Jul 11th 2014, 10:50 PM 14,994 Views 31 Comments

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe
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Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

Jul 6th 2014, 1:55 PM 17,703 Views 75 Comments

A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.

Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?
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Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?

May 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 465 Views 15 Comments

I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?

'The kids know something's wrong': Staff at Tallaght Hospital crèche fight its closure
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'The kids know something's wrong': Staff at Tallaght Hospital crèche fight its closure

May 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,912 Views 8 Comments

Parents and employees have said they are “devastated” and “shocked” by the news.

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger
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'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

May 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 10,912 Views 71 Comments

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
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The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 15th 2014, 8:37 AM 6,403 Views 4 Comments

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"
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Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"

May 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,768 Views 15 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure
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Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure

May 13th 2014, 10:04 PM 9,839 Views 15 Comments

Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service employs 48 permanent staff, 7 relief staff and 43 Community Employment, Jobs Initiative and TUS employees.

Parents urged have 'asthma plan' for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high
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Parents urged have 'asthma plan' for child sufferers as emergency care numbers are too high

May 5th 2014, 4:43 PM 12,841 Views 44 Comments

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day.

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'
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€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'

Apr 5th 2014, 10:46 AM 10,053 Views 25 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.

Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund
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Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund

Apr 4th 2014, 6:57 PM 8,889 Views 11 Comments

A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter
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Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:17 PM 14,350 Views 56 Comments

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care
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Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care

Mar 14th 2014, 3:30 PM 20,869 Views 37 Comments

The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.