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# Childcare Crossroads

All time
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to improve childcare in Ireland?
Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare
Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
Orla O'Connor
‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’
Marian Quinn
‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’
Sarah O’Leary & Michele Akerlind
‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’
Darragh O’Connor
‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’
Lynda Butler