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# working-parents - Saturday 28 August, 2021

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
# Joining The Dots
# Joining The Dots

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis

Aug 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,994 Views 47 Comments
  • Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
  • We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
  • Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.

# working-parents - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Cold sweats, guilt trips and Sunday Night Fear: The reality of life as a working parent
# The Balancing Act
# The Balancing Act

Cold sweats, guilt trips and Sunday Night Fear: The reality of life as a working parent

Aug 30th 2017, 5:27 PM 3,494 Views 0 Comments

Ignoring Gwyneth Paltrow is essential for survival, writes Ciara McDonnell.

# working-parents - 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.

# working-parents - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'
# Guilt Trip
# Guilt Trip

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 231 Views 56 Comments

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

# working-parents - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?
# Mammy Wars
# Mammy Wars

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?

Mar 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 54 Views 30 Comments

Andrea Mara writes: there are no universal truths about the different circumstances mothers find themselves in … and aren’t we all too busy, anyway, to have time to judge one another?

# working-parents - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard
# Working Parents
# Working Parents

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Jan 30th 2014, 12:54 PM 641 Views 44 Comments

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

# working-parents - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually
# Working Parents
# Working Parents

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually

Dec 5th 2013, 12:04 PM 8,820 Views 66 Comments

The cost of full-time childcare for families ranges from €730 to €1,100 per month.

# working-parents - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood

Sep 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 33 Views 30 Comments

Throughout the eventful months of pregnancy, and amid all the changes a new baby brings, one question can remain the hardest to answer: “Will you be returning to work?”, writes Sarah Crown.