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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 8 February, 2018

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'

Ireland is one of the worst countries when it comes to both parental leave payments as well as the length of parental leave, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Monday 4 September, 2017

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'

Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

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Thursday 15 May, 2014

Opinion: With such a meagre allowance, our new water charges can't be about conservation

Charging us for water that is a basic need, when we have no option or alternative but to use that water, is simply a measure in cost recovery.