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The Irish Times, 6 December 2012: "Cuts will push more towards breadline" by Carl O'Brien

The Irish Times, 6 December 2012: "Cuts will push more towards breadline" by Carl O'Brien Read more

RTE Prime Time, 4 December: Report on cost of childcare and Frances Byrne on the need for a Scandinavian-type childcare system

RTE PrimeTime report on the costs of childcare and need for an affordable Scandinavian system system highlighted by Frances Byrne .. (22 Minutes) Read our report in conjunction with Barnardos "Towards a Scandinavian Childcare System" .. Read more

The Irish Examiner, 15 November 2012: "Barnardos urge investment in needy families", by Noel Baker.

Article in The Irish Examiner on 15th November 2012, by Noel Baker: Barnardos Urge Investment in Needy Families Read more

Media Coverage - Call for regulation and recognition of childminding

Start Strong's call for regulation and recognition of childminding generated a lot of media interest. Read more

The Irish Times, 2 October 2012: "Lessons in early education from New Zealand" by Sheila Wayman.

Article in Irish Times on 2nd October, 2012 "Lessons in Early Education from New Zealand" Read more

Sunday Business Post, 15 July 2012: "A lot to learn", by Fiona Kelly.

"A Lot to Learn", cover article in the Sunday Business Post, 15th July 2012, by Fiona Kelly. Read more

Newstalk, 14 June 2012: The Breakfast Show

Start Strong's Ciairín de Buis participated in Newstalk’s Breakfast Show, along with Joanna Fortune (Director of Solamh, and the discussion was on the issues around parental leave and early care and education. If a podcast becomes available we'll link to it here. Read more

Sunday Times, 4 December 2011:"Mind that child" PDF document

Reports revealed under FoI reveal serious failings in Ireland's creches. Inspection reports are not freely available, so how can we ensure our children are being cared for properly... Read more

Irish Examiner, 29 November 2011: "School funding can't be topped up by parents"

Please note that due to newspaper licensing regulations, links to press articles from our website are no longer active. School funding can’t be topped up by parents Read more

Irish Examiner, 23 July 2011: "Dinosaurs and castles in vision of perfect playschool"

Playing hide-and-seek with dinosaurs and having a castle with stairs to the clouds were among the imaginative ideas dreamed up by youngsters to make the perfect playschool. Read more

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