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#Childcare Costs

# childcare-costs - Friday 18 June, 2021

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Jun 18th 2021, 8:11 AM 15,335 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

# childcare-costs - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,486 Views 19 Comments

Cut the bureaucracy and fund childcare properly, writes crèche operator Margaret Connell.

# childcare-costs - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?
# Insurance
# Insurance

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

Dec 19th 2019, 3:42 PM 13,693 Views 0 Comments

Childcare providers have warned of a crisis as the cost of insurance increases.

# childcare-costs - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Childcare costs up 5.5% nationwide: Here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Crèche Costs
# Crèche Costs

Childcare costs up 5.5% nationwide: Here's a county-by-county breakdown

Aug 19th 2018, 2:34 PM 24,226 Views 35 Comments

The survey found that Longford had the lowest monthly costs at €650.

# childcare-costs - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Jun 5th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,496 Views 153 Comments

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

# childcare-costs - Friday 4 August, 2017

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,322 Views 5 Comments

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

# childcare-costs - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
# Childcare
# Childcare

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 24,654 Views 37 Comments

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

# childcare-costs - Thursday 29 September, 2016

'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare
# Struggling To Get By
# Struggling To Get By

'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare

Sep 29th 2016, 5:00 PM 13,303 Views 24 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland found that Irish families are spending 35% of their yearly income on care.

# childcare-costs - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?
# Workforce
# Workforce

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

Apr 16th 2015, 11:00 AM 14,035 Views 78 Comments

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

# childcare-costs - Monday 16 February, 2015

Varadkar: 'Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out'
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Varadkar: 'Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out'

Feb 16th 2015, 10:59 PM 9,885 Views 57 Comments

The health minister said that it would be an election issue.

# childcare-costs - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Jan 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 312 Views 73 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

# childcare-costs - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
# Childhood Education
# Childhood Education

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 127 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# childcare-costs - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

500 subsidised childcare places come online
# Childcare
# Childcare

500 subsidised childcare places come online

Apr 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,290 Views 59 Comments

A total of 6,000 places will be available when the scheme is implemented in full.

# childcare-costs - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

# childcare-costs - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

Jul 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 45 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

# childcare-costs - Thursday 28 April, 2011

# childcare-costs - Friday 11 February, 2011

Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare costs differ by 50 per cent in parts of the country

Feb 11th 2011, 9:56 AM 1,400 Views 0 Comments

Costs can vary from region to region with Dublin being particularly expensive according to the National Consumer Agency

# childcare-costs - Monday 23 August, 2010

Irish childcare costs highest in Western World
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Irish childcare costs highest in Western World

Aug 23rd 2010, 9:22 AM 1,245 Views 6 Comments

It costs more to send your child to a creche in Dublin than to some of the country’s most expensive private schools.