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Press Release, 21/01/2015: Paid paternity leave good for children and families, says Start Strong

Start Strong welcomes the government’s plan to introduce two weeks paid paternity leave in the forthcoming Family Leave Bill. Read more

Press Release, 03/12/2014: New report from Start Strong calls for professionalisation of ‘childcare’ sector

Early years services need to be seen as providing a public service, not as private businesses. That’s according to a new report from Start Strong. Read more

Press Release, 01/12/2014: Ministers to attend conference on the quality of ‘childcare’ in Ireland

Start Strong will host a conference on ‘childcare’ and whether it should be a business or profession this week. Both the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly T.D and the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. will attend. Read more

Press Release, 13/01/2014: Start Strong welcomes government action on ‘childcare’

Start Strong welcomes the announcement of a new government plan to tackle the high cost of ‘childcare’. Read more

Press release, 18/11/2014: Reduce cost of ‘childcare’ through subsidies, not tax credits says Start Strong

Start Strong welcomes the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly’s recent statement that he will not introduce tax credits as a way of reducing the high cost of ‘childcare’ for parents. Read more

Press Release, 14/10/2014: Budget 2015 a missed opportunity for affordable high quality ‘childcare’

Budget 2015 a missed opportunity for affordable high quality ‘childcare’ but some aspects welcome, says Start Strong Read more

Press Release, 24/09/2014: Ireland lagging behind Europe on Family Leave, says international expert

Ireland lagging behind Europe on Family Leave, says international expert. Read more

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