James Reilly on new childcare group & second free year

Minster James Reilly was interviewed today on Newstalk about the new high-level group of civil servants which begins work today on a more integrated way to fund childcare in Ireland.
Reporting back by summer
The minister said that the group would report back […]

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 […]

Childcare key as opposition to be ‘flushed out’ on policies

Families forking out up to €2,000-a-month on crèches are being targeted by all parties as a group of voters whose voting intentions can be swayed by policies aimed at reducing the rising costs of childcare.

But the Coalition plans to “flush […]

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

There was a great piece in The Journal this week by Claire Micks about the Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis. Claire discussed this skilled exercise in political manoeuvring and describes their reaction as “An approach as predictable as it is unhelpful”.

She […]

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 […]