Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Parents need a tax break for childcare’

It requires nerves of steel, extraordinary courage and remarkable determination to have children in Ireland today.
Despite all our self-congratulatory talk about family values and the like, we have somehow managed to create a very cold house indeed when it comes […]

Water Safety for Children

You can never take any chances when it comes to your children. Drowning is a very real threat that deserves far more attention than it receives. Just one little mistake can have huge repercussions.  For this reason MailSports.co.uk have developed a […]

“Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out”

THE MINISTER FOR Health Leo Varadkar has said the cost of childcare will be an election issue.

Speaking on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live, he said that the government “would not rule out” tax breaks for parents, but said there would have […]

James Reilly rules out €5k crèche tax breaks for families

Children’s Minister James Reilly has ruled out tax breaks worth up to €5,000 a year for struggling families whose children are in crèches because it may only benefit the rich and be wiped out by linked increases in facility costs.

Children’s […]

Kids Online? Top tips to give your kids about photo sharing

When young people first go online it can be difficult for them to figure out the boundary between what should go online and what should stay offline.

February 10th 2015 sees the launch of Safer Internet Week, an EU initiative which […]

The Real Issues Facing The Early Childhood Care Sector – Morning Ireland

Childcare Affordability was discussed on RTE’s morning Ireland today in Motherhubbards Childcare in Ongar. Teresa Heeney of Early Childhood Ireland was there.

Karen McGovern, manager of Mother Hubbards in Ongar, Dublin and parents from her service are joined by Teresa Heeney, […]

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals for paid paternity leave

BUSINESS GROUP IBEC has said today that any proposal to offer paid paternity leave to fathers in new legislation would result in a “disproportionate burden” for employers.

Last night, Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident that the provision […]

13 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing Childcare

When choosing childcare parents are often overwhelmed by the amount of information available through various channels. It helps, before you go and see a childcare facility for your child, to have a list of things written down that you want […]