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#Childcare

# childcare - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Mary Lou criticises Labour's 'insulting' childcare plan, Joan brings up the IRA
# Off Topic
# Off Topic

Mary Lou criticises Labour's 'insulting' childcare plan, Joan brings up the IRA

Jan 14th 2016, 12:59 PM 26,383 Views 145 Comments

Things got heated in the Dáil.

# childcare - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?

Dec 3rd 2015, 8:20 AM 19,095 Views 27 Comments

The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.

# childcare - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,241 Views 50 Comments

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# childcare - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Won't somebody please think of the childcare?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Won't somebody please think of the childcare?

Oct 7th 2015, 12:05 PM 15,008 Views 37 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# childcare - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday
# Jaxon Buell
# Jaxon Buell

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday

Sep 29th 2015, 10:48 AM 27,478 Views 49 Comments

The condition does not have a clear cause and cannot be cured.

# childcare - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget
# USC CUT
# USC CUT

Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget

Sep 13th 2015, 7:57 PM 35,307 Views 262 Comments

Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.

# childcare - Friday 4 September, 2015

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat
# New Jersey
# New Jersey

Crèche workers charged with sharing baby "Fight Club" video on Snapchat

Sep 4th 2015, 11:44 PM 32,881 Views 34 Comments

They’re accusing of instigating fights and filming them.

# childcare - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life
# Relationships
# Relationships

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

Aug 25th 2015, 6:04 AM 15,793 Views 10 Comments

But it’s a balancing act.

# childcare - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...

Aug 23rd 2015, 6:30 PM 336 Views 106 Comments

It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.

# childcare - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you
# Parents
# Parents

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you

Jul 22nd 2015, 7:44 PM 17,477 Views 32 Comments

Recommendations include extending the Early Child Care Education scheme and capping childcare fees.

# childcare - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public
# Flipping The Bird
# Flipping The Bird

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public

Jun 25th 2015, 1:20 PM 19,974 Views 83 Comments

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

# childcare - Saturday 6 June, 2015

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?
# Opinion
# Opinion

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Jun 6th 2015, 6:45 AM 291 Views 16 Comments

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

# childcare - Friday 5 June, 2015

Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why do childcare workers earn such low wages while parents pay high fees?

Jun 5th 2015, 1:30 PM 5,553 Views 82 Comments

Thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend to protest over a fundamental imbalance in their industry.

# childcare - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out

Jun 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 200 Views 5 Comments

A long-term investment plan for childcare is good for children, good for society and good for the economy.

# childcare - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week
# Childcare
# Childcare

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

May 21st 2015, 6:05 AM 8,544 Views 8 Comments

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

# childcare - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Why are Irish creches going out of business?
# Rock And A Hard Place
# Rock And A Hard Place

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

May 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 47,692 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

# childcare - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'
# Raspberry Jam For All
# Raspberry Jam For All

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'

May 13th 2015, 10:12 AM 15,398 Views 125 Comments

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.

# childcare - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?
# Workforce
# Workforce

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

Apr 16th 2015, 11:00 AM 14,033 Views 78 Comments

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

# childcare - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 243 Views 61 Comments

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

# childcare - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Baby 'thrives' in care of father and grandparents after care order refused
# Children
# Children

Baby 'thrives' in care of father and grandparents after care order refused

Apr 1st 2015, 6:00 AM 15,846 Views 8 Comments

Thirty new cases have been published.

# childcare - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

Feb 20th 2015, 6:00 PM 53 Views 32 Comments

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

# childcare - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland
# Rally
# Rally

Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland

Feb 17th 2015, 1:10 PM 19,626 Views 42 Comments

Childcare workers are gathered outside Leinster House to protest about a lack of government investment in the sector this afternoon.

# childcare - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Jan 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 311 Views 73 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

# childcare - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable 'must not be pre-election spin'
# Investment
# Investment

Efforts to make childcare in Ireland affordable 'must not be pre-election spin'

Jan 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,729 Views 25 Comments

One group believes investment needs to be brought up to the EU average.

# childcare - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay
# Childcare
# Childcare

Créche crisis: Parents at breaking point while workers call for strike over pay

Jan 3rd 2015, 12:43 PM 24,777 Views 137 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland says the Irish Government isn’t investing enough in early childhood education.

# childcare - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18
# Aftercare
# Aftercare

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

Nov 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,705 Views 30 Comments

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# childcare - Monday 13 October, 2014

Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment

Oct 13th 2014, 11:43 AM 16,367 Views 0 Comments

The charges, heard in court today, relate to allegations of mistreatment of children highlighted in Prime Time’s ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

# childcare - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May
# Childcare
# Childcare

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

Aug 26th 2014, 4:49 PM 7,663 Views 17 Comments

The majority were in foster care.

# childcare - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches
# Childcare
# Childcare

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches

Aug 25th 2014, 2:06 PM 9,561 Views 25 Comments

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# childcare - Friday 1 August, 2014

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother
# Immigration
# Immigration

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

Aug 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 16,320 Views 150 Comments

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

# childcare - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
# Childhood Education
# Childhood Education

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 127 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# childcare - Friday 11 July, 2014

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016
# Statement Of Priorities
# Statement Of Priorities

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

Jul 11th 2014, 10:50 PM 14,995 Views 31 Comments

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

# childcare - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe
# Empty Wallet
# Empty Wallet

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

Jul 6th 2014, 1:55 PM 17,708 Views 75 Comments

A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.

# childcare - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?

May 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 469 Views 15 Comments

I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?

# childcare - Thursday 22 May, 2014

'The kids know something's wrong': Staff at Tallaght Hospital crèche fight its closure
# Blindsided
# Blindsided

'The kids know something's wrong': Staff at Tallaght Hospital crèche fight its closure

May 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,926 Views 8 Comments

Parents and employees have said they are “devastated” and “shocked” by the news.

# childcare - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger
# On The Canvass
# On The Canvass

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

May 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 10,929 Views 71 Comments

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

# childcare - Thursday 15 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 15th 2014, 8:37 AM 6,404 Views 4 Comments

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"
# Childcare
# Childcare

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"

May 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,773 Views 15 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.

# childcare - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure
# SOS
# SOS

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure

May 13th 2014, 10:04 PM 9,847 Views 15 Comments

Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service employs 48 permanent staff, 7 relief staff and 43 Community Employment, Jobs Initiative and TUS employees.