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Video, 30/05/2016: Farewell and thank you message from CEO of Start Strong, Ciairín de Buis YouTube

CEO of Start Strong, Ciairín de Buis, talks about the winding down of its campaign for affordable, accessible, high quality childcare and how its work will continue through the Children's Rights Alliance. Read more

Press release, 29/05/2016: Strong closes down after seven years campaigning for quality, affordable childcare

Start Strong, the campaigning organisation for high quality, affordable childcare, is to close down after seven years. Read more

Press Release, 10/3/2016: Call for early years to be ‘top’ priority in new Programme for Government

Start Strong is calling for early years to be a top priority in the new Programme for Government. Read more

Press Release, 24/02/2016: Business and workers groups back voting for early years this Friday

Chambers Ireland and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions - national representative bodies for trade unions and business - have jointly called for the next government to make childcare a priority by urgently increasing investment and strengthening family leave provisions. Read more

Press Statement, 14/02/2016: Fine Gael’s GE16 childcare policy on right track, but light on detail

Start Strong has responded to the launch this morning of Fine Gael’s election manifesto childcare proposals, stating that, while in the right direction, its policies are light on detail and ambition. Read more

Press Statement, 11/02/2016: Fianna Fáil GE16 childcare policy: tax credits will fail to ensure quality, affordable care

Start Strong has responded to the launch this morning of Fianna Fáil’s General Election Manifesto, stating that its proposed childcare policies don’t ensure our country’s young children get the best possible start in life. Read more

Press Statement, 10/02/2016: Labour’s ‘€2 per hour’ childcare plans can deliver quality, affordability and accessibility in early years – but real action must follow ambitious ideas

Start Strong has responded this morning to the publication of the Labour Party’s election proposals on childcare and family leave. Read more

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