Childcare scheme ‘will put lone parents out of work’

A group says the new scheme, launched in March this year, will take up to €400 a month from Ireland’s most vulnerable families.


Taoiseach launches National Children's Scheme

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has launched the National Children's Scheme today, that aims to make childcare 'more accessible' to parents.


Survey shows lack of childcare supports for workers

A new survey from found nearly half of employees questioned had missed work frequently in the past year because they could not fit family demands into a regular 9 to 5 job.


September. Can anyone believe it’s here

September. Can anyone believe it’s here?, asks Tric Kearney.


Childcare costs biggest barrier to mothers working

Childcare costs would have to fall substantially to encourage more mothers to go to work or to work more hours.


Government considering more after-school care and paid paternity leave

Subsidised after-school childcare and paid paternity leave are just some of the new measures under consideration by the Government.