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The Irish Times, 20th May 2013: "It’s quality versus quantity in battle for hearts and minds of preschool children", by Carl O'Brien

The Irish Times, 20th May 2013: It’s quality versus quantity in battle for hearts and minds of preschool children , by Carl O'Brien Read more

The Irish Times, 10th May 2013: "No welfare cuts planned for funding free pre-school year, says Quinn", by Carl O'Brien.

The Irish Times, 10th May 2013: "No welfare cuts planned for funding free pre-school year, says Quinn", by Carl O'Brien. Extending scheme would benefit up to 65,000 children each year. Read here. Read more

The Irish Times, 9th May 2013: "Ministers support move to use of child benefit to fund extra pre-school year", by Carl O'Brien

Proposals to either tax or means-test child benefit would deliver enough money to pay for the move, but Start Strong, a campaign aimed at advancing early education, warned it was vital to ensure any plans to expand free pre-school must focus on quality services. Read more

Shannonside FM, 29th April, 2013: "The Joe Finnegan Show"

29th April, 2013, Shannonside FM: "The Joe Finnegan Show" Read more

The Irish Times, 25th April 2013: "Call for extension to paid parental leave", by Éanna Ó Caollaí.

The Irish Times, 25th April 2013: "Call for extension to paid parental leave", by Éanna Ó Caollaí. Read more

The Irish Times, 8th April 2013: "Vast majority of State’s 30,000 childminders not declaring income".

8th April 2013, The Irish Times: "Vast majority of State’s 30,000 childminders not declaring income". Read more

Seminar on 4th March 2013- Scandinavian Childcare: Making it Happen

We came together with our colleagues in Barnardos Ireland, the National Women's Council of Ireland and OPEN - Representing Lone Parent Groups Nationwide to examine more long term solutions for childcare and afterschool care in Ireland. To this end, we conducted a survey on childcare and afterschool care, and held… Read more

The Irish Times, 27 December 2012: "Fitzgerald favours subsidised childcare over benefit", by Carl O'Brien

27th December 2012, The Irish Times, "Fitzgerald favours subsidised childcare over benefit", by Carl O'Brien Read more

The Sunday Business Post, 9 December 2012: "Women and Children Last?", by Emma Kennedy

9th December 2012, The Sunday Business Post, "Women and Children Last?", by Emma Kennedy Read more

The Irish Times, 6 December 2012: "Reading between the lines of the two budget speeches" by Laura Slattery

The Irish Times, 6 December 2012: "Reading between the lines of the two budget speeches" by Laura Slattery Read more

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