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Start Strong in the News


7th October 2015: RTE Six One News

Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis appeared on a feature report on RTE's Six One News, ahead of Budget 2016. Read more

6th October 2015: The Irish Times

Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis was quoted in a report by Carl O'Brien entitled 'Budget plan considered for access to affordable childcare'. Read more

5th October 2015: Evening Echo

Start Strong was mentioned in a Pre-Budget feature on childcare in Ireland entitled 'Time to Tackle Childcare Costs'. Read more

30th September 2015: Life fm

Start Strong's Policy and Research Officer Toby Wolfe spoke on Cork's Life fm about our Pre-Budget Submission. Read more

23th September 2015: Evening Echo

Start Strong's Pre-Budget Submission was highlighted in the Evening Echo. Read more

18th September 2015: WLRFM

Start Strong's Director Ciairín de Buis was interviewed on WLRFM radio about the trade-off between child benefit increases and investments in parental leave, recently reported in the media in advance of Budget 2016. Read more

10th September 2015: KFM radio

Start Strong's Ciairín de Buis was interviewed on KFM about the 'childcare crisis'. Read more

24th & 25th August 2015, RTE Radio One, "Séan O'Rourke Show", Brian O'Connell.

Journalist Brian O’Connell did a report for the Séan O’Rourke show on what, if anything, has changed in the childcare sector since the Prime Time Breach of Trust investigation? And why childcare in Ireland costs so much to parents? On day two, figures contained in Start Strong’s Pre-Budget Submission were… Read more

22nd July 2015, RTE Six One News: Interview with Ciairín de Buis on Start Strong's response to the Interdepartmental Working Group Report: Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland

Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis appeared on the RTE Six One News to talk about our reaction to the newly published report of the Interdepartmental Working Group: Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland. Read more

10th July 2015, Response to Proposal for 6 months' paid parental leave

Start Strong welcomed proposal for 6 months' paid parental leave reported in The Irish Independent, and there was some media coverage surrounding the issue. Read more

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