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Start Strong October E-Newsletter

Read our response to the recent reports by Tusla on quality in pre-schools and the inspection process. Also, Budget 2015 and the "new early childhood education inspectors".

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Start Strong analysis of Budget 2015

While some aspects of Budget 2015 are welcome, the Budget was a missed opportunity to increase investment in high quality early care and education in Ireland. Read Start Strong's analysis of Budget 2015.

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Response to Prime Time debate on "childcare" subsidies

Start Strong response to RTE's Prime Time debate on whether the government should subsidise "childcare" in Budget 2015.

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Press Release Sept 24th: Ireland lagging behind Europe on Family Leave, says international expert

Ireland is lagging behind Europe on Family Leave and compares poorly to other European countries on issues such as maternity leave, paternity leave and work life balance policies. That's according to an international expert on Family Leave, Professor Peter Moss, who was speaking at a seminar organised by Start Strong, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the National Women's Council of Ireland.

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