The Children’s Referendum will not have to be held again

“This is a great day for Children’s rights,” Senator Jillian VanTurnhout
THE SUPREME COURT has ruled that the Children’s Referendum should not be re-run.

A High Court petition taken by Joanna Jordan from Dun Laoghaire to overturn the result of the 2012 referendum […]

James Reilly looks to parents on childcare

Parents are for the first-time being invited to submit suggestions to the Government on how to address the childcare crisis.

Children’s Minister James Reilly is seeking submissions from parents and other interest parties as part of a review of childcare policy […]

Know the law on child car seats

This is some really great information from the RSA on the right car seat for your child.

You can download the PDF document by following this link:

 

Use the Orange Dinosaur To Find Childcare!

Over the weekend at the Early Childcare Ireland conference and AGM in Croke Park, ChildcareFinder.ie were located at stand 18 of the Expo hall. Lots of childcare providers and people who work hard in the childcare sector popped by to […]

Childcare tax relief will not improve care quality, says lobby

Direct subsidies would improve affordability and improve services, high-level body to be told
Parents should not be given tax relief for childcare on the basis that this would do little to improve quality or assist less well-off families, a high-level Government […]

Primary schools could be kept open for two hours for supervised afterschool

After-school childcare plans to target struggling parents
Hard-pressed parents are set to benefit from a plan to use schools to provide low-cost evening time childcare.

Under proposals being prepared by the Government, primary schools would be kept open for two hours for […]

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 […]