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Press release, 10/07/2015: Start Strong welcomes proposal for 6 months' paid parental leave

Start Strong – a coalition group campaigning to improve government policy on early years in Ireland – welcomed the childcare and parental leave proposals reported in the Irish Independent this morning. Read more

Press Release, 07/05/2015: New model of ‘childcare’ needed, says Start Strong to Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children this morning, Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong, said we need a new model of ‘childcare’ in this country Read more

Blog, 29/04/2015: Toby Wolfe blogs about current developments in Family Leave

Start Strong's Policy & Research Officer,Toby Wolfe, blogs about current developments in Family Leave in Ireland. Read more

Press release, 24/04/2015: Tax credits are not the solution to our ‘childcare’ crisis, says Start Strong

Responding to Fianna Fail’s proposals to address the current ‘childcare crisis’ Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong, says tax credits are not the best solution. Read more

Press Statement, 17/04/2015: Sad passing of Dr John Bennett. May he rest in peace.

We are very saddened to hear that our good friend and colleague John Bennett has died. He died peacefully, with his family by his side, on the 16th April, 2015. Read more

Press Release, 07/04/2015: Proposal to extend parental leave welcome

Children must be at the heart of any parental leave policy reform, says Start Strong. Read more

Media Statement, 12/02/2015: Response to RTE Prime Time programme on the sustainability of our ‘childcare’ system

"'Childcare’ services in Ireland are run as businesses. This is not in the best interests of children and results in variable quality and extremely high prices for parents" says Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis. Read more

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