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24th February 2016: 'Call for ramped up investment in childcare and family leave' IrishTimes.com

IrishTimes.com featured our press release highlighting the backing of business and workers groups Chambers Ireland and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions for our Early Years #GE16 campaign. Read more

24th February 2016 : 'Affordable childcare campaign backed by business and trade union organisations'

IrishExaminer.com featured our press release highlighting the backing of business and workers groups Chambers Ireland and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions for our Early Years #GE16 campaign. Read more

21st February 2016: The Colette Fitzpatrick Show, Newstalk

Our CEO Ciairín de Buis took part in an in-depth discussion on childcare and family leave as election issues on the Colette Fitzpatrick show on Newstalk. Read more

17th February 2016: The Last Word, Today FM

Start Strong CEO Ciairín de Buis took part in a discussion on early years as a General Election issue on 'The Last Word' on Today FM. Read more

17th February 2016: Newstalk Lunchtime

Start Strong CEO Ciairín de Buis spoke with Newstalk presenter Jonathan Healy about why tax credits will fail to address all the factors in Ireland's early years crisis: affordability, quality and accessibility. Read more

16th February 2016: The Irish Times

Start Strong CEO Ciairín de Buis was interviewed for a feature on the Education pages of The Irish Times about childcare and family leave policies. Read more

12th February 2016: Clare Champion

In a report entitled 'A start towards paid paternity leave' Ciairín de Buis outlines Start Strong's reaction to the news that legislation on the introduction of two weeks' paid paternity leave has passed through Cabinet. Read more

11th February 2016: Donegal Democrat

In a letter entitled 'A call to candidates,' Start Strong CEO Cairiín de Buis outlines why the public should vote for the General Election candidates who have signed up to our Promise to Children. Read more

9th February 2016: The Irish Times

Start Strong CEO Ciairín de Buis was interviewed for a feature on the options for families after maternity leave, which was published in the 'Health +Family' supplement of The Irish Times. Read more

29th January 2016: Irish Examiner

Start Strong's response to the publication of the report on Affordable and Quality Childcare by the joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children was included in this report in the Irish Examiner. Read more

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