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Reports & Publications

General Election 2016: Manifesto Analysis - February 2016 PDF document

Read Start Strong's analysis of the #EarlyYears commitments made in the election manifestos published in advance of #GE16. Read more

A Plan to end poverty among children and young people - December 2015 PDF document

'A Plan to end poverty among children and young people – a detailed analysis of the issues' and one page summary by Start Strong, the Children’s Rights Alliance and the National Youth Council of Ireland. Read more

Family Leave Infographic - June 2015 PDF document

Research shows children do best when cared for at home for at least the first year. But, as this infographic shows, our current family leave policies don't support this. Read more

'Childcare': Business or Profession? - April 2015 PDF document

Early years services need to be seen as providing a public service, not as private businesses, according to the latest report from Start Strong 'Childcare': Business or Profession? Read more

Families and Work: A Chance for Change - September 2014 PDF document

A briefing note on Family leave, jointly published by Start Strong, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI). Read more