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# Childcare Costs

Last year
'Many families' paying higher fees will not see 25% cut to childcare costs
Increased childcare subsidies to take effect from today
Poll: Have you benefited from Budget 2023?
All time
Creches say planned fee freeze for childcare costs in September 'unworkable'
Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
'Financially, I'm in a pickle': Your stories of coping with the cost-of-living squeeze
Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support
Margaret Connell
Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?
Childcare costs up 5.5% nationwide: Here's a county-by-county breakdown
Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment
Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare
Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?
Varadkar: 'Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out'
Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?
Claire Micks
Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
Ciaran Tierney
500 subsidised childcare places come online
Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare
Stephen Donnelly
Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country
Irish childcare costs highest in Western World