IN HER COLUMN this morning, entrepreneur Sarah NicLochlainn argues that Ireland needs a national childcare scheme so women can help rebuild the economy.
“Enterprise Boards are great at offering women support, and they will even help out with some funds towards childcare, so that you can at least hammer out your idea in peace for a few hours a week,” she writes. “But it really is only nominal. If we want more women to enter into business, a national childcare scheme is needed.”
There has been significant investment in childcare since 2000 but a full and free scheme is still not available to parents. Do you think this should change?
In today’s poll, we ask: Should government fund a national childcare scheme?