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#Childcare

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The underground sect which has never been exposed to Craig Doyle – and would you trust NAMA to mind your children?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: How should Ireland deal with high childcare costs? Open Thread

Open thread: How should Ireland deal with high childcare costs?

An Irish Independent survey finds that the costs of having one child in daytime care is often higher than a mortgage.

From TheJournal.ie Sick pay proposal will affect childcare service provision - survey Childcare

Sick pay proposal will affect childcare service provision - survey

Preschool and creche operators say they cannot afford to cover the cost of Minister Burton’s proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare Opinion

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid... Opinion

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system Opinion

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system

The singer has been horrified by a report on the state of a building which houses counselling services for teenagers – and argues that it is indicative of how some children are being ignored by the State.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will' Childcare

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'

Education and care go hand in hand, argues Irene Gunning, and the care of toddlers and preschoolers can’t be separated as two different processes.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea Opinion

Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea

Statutory paternity leave would help shift the attitudes of a whole society, argues Andrew Doherty – recalling the birth of his own children.

From TheJournal.ie New service aims to help children bond with separated parents Separation

New service aims to help children bond with separated parents

Three new pilot Child Contact Centres will offer a safe place for children to spend time with parents they do not live with.

From TheJournal.ie Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company Handover

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company

Minister of State Brian Hayes said that he was open to leasing other State properties to businesses and the community.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too Opinion

Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too

Journalist Philip O’Connor says the system of parental leave in Sweden, where he lives, benefits children, parents and the unemployed – and it is ideal for recessionary Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work Women In Politics

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will do whatever "humanly possible" to stop children dying in care - Kenny State Care

Ireland will do whatever "humanly possible" to stop children dying in care - Kenny

Enda Kenny assures the Dáil that the State will do whatever it must to ensure that no more children die in its care.

From TheJournal.ie Twenty-two young people died while known to State care services State Care

Twenty-two young people died while known to State care services

The deaths took place over nine months in 2010, and include four cases of suicide.

From TheJournal.ie TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics Women In Politics

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: the real value of a stay-at-home parent SAHP

Revealed: the real value of a stay-at-home parent

All that cooking, cleaning and chauffering adds up to a gross domestic output of €39,182.

From The42 Woods' playing schedule limited by time with kids Childcare

Woods' playing schedule limited by time with kids

“If you’ve been divorced with kids, then you would understand,” says Woods of lack of competition.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country Childcare

Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country

Costs can vary from region to region with Dublin being particularly expensive according to the National Consumer Agency

From TheJournal.ie Grandparents bearing the burden of childcare Granny Nannies

Grandparents bearing the burden of childcare

As households downsize their budgets, grandparents are increasingly being relied upon for childcare.

From TheJournal.ie IMF suggests cutting tax - but just for women Man Tax

IMF suggests cutting tax - but just for women

A cut in taxes for women would increase GDP, says the IMF.

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