Your Money: The ABC guide to the childcare digouts
The new childcare subsidies could slash your childcare bill by over €10,000 a year, writes Louise McBride in the Irish Independent
Katherine Zappone’s new childcare plan was arguably the centrepiece of this month’s Budget. However the scheme, which offers childcare subsidies to help […]
Probe into irregular payments of €500k to child care group
Gardaí and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) are investigating irregular payments totalling €500,000 to a childcare group by the State, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.
Correspondence to the committee from Pobal, the Government’s communities agency, reveals […]
VICTORIA WHITE: When it comes to childcare, Ireland is closer to America than Europe
Two-thirds of crèches nationwide have vacancies… 20,000 cots and tubby chairs which need to be filled, writes Victoria White in The Irish Examiner
THIS country is beginning to feel more and more like the rogue European state where US companies have more of […]
Minister for Children addresses Seanad on departmental work
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The net income method was the fairest way of providing childcare support, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone told the Seanad.
“Basing the assessment on net income should also reduce the risk of high effective marginal tax rates, […]
Spark says lone parents on subsidised schemes while in training may have to quit courses
Childcare costs for some of the State’s poorest families could increase under the Government’s new affordable childcare scheme, a lobby group for lone parents warns.
Spark (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids) says thousands […]
FERGUS FINLAY: An historic new era of affordable and universal childcare is born
The economic return on early years investment is much higher than for any other stage in a child’s life, writes Fergus Finlay in the Irish Examiner.
WAS dismissive of the budget last week, with its fiver here and fiver there. It was a non-event, […]