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Monday 14 October, 2013

Column: Our children are an investment worth making
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our children are an investment worth making

Oct 14th 2013, 1:02 PM 7 Views 44 Comments

Budget 2014 is an opportunity to take stock of how we prioritise children and whether we put our money where our mouth is, writes Irene Gunning.

Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: The cost of childcare is already forcing some parents to give up their jobs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The cost of childcare is already forcing some parents to give up their jobs

Mar 28th 2013, 7:00 PM 62 Views 52 Comments

Enda Kenny’s attempt to reassure women over the insolvency controversy does not go far enough, writes Irene Gunning, who says without any form of subsidy, supports or tax relief, childcare costs are borne fully by parents, limiting job options.

Saturday 27 October, 2012

Column: 6 tips for a great family Halloween (without breaking the bank)
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# Read Me

Column: 6 tips for a great family Halloween (without breaking the bank)

Oct 27th 2012, 1:21 PM 280 Views 17 Comments

There is no need to spend a fortune on Halloween costumes and parties – the key is to be prepared, writes Irene Gunning.

Friday 27 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 27 Views 19 Comments

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.