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# childcare crisis

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Opinion: The new childcare ‘Core Funding’ is positive news but more is needed in the budget
Regina Bushell
Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?
Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs