FERGUS FINLAY: In troubling times globally let’s focus and budget for our children

Early education is seen internationally as one of the keys to breaking the cycle of poverty — wouldn’t you think that a country that has one-in-nine of its children living in consistent poverty would finally start to put a value on the things that can break that cycle, writes Fergus Finlay.

Angela Sherlock, 7, Leah Mann, 7, Daniel Tsedryk, 9, at the launch by Barnardos of a campaign urging the Government to invest in children's services.

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