Childcare

A FAIR START FOR EVERY CHILD

23 January 2020

It is expensive to raise a family in Ireland, but we can ensure that no child is left behind. We must ensure that all of our children are treated equally and given the chance to fulfil their potential. Labour will make primary education genuinely free-of-charge, to fulfil the guarantee in the Constitution. This will include … Continue reading A Fair Start for Every Child

EQUALITY IN HEALTHCARE

18 January 2020

Waiting times are worse than ever and hospitals are overcrowded. I am committed to a single health system that works for everyone, where everyone gets equally good quality medical treatment. The roadmap should be the agreed all-party SláinteCare Report. But Government hasn’t made any serious headway in delivering a changed system. We all want a … Continue reading Equality in Healthcare

AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO MAKE CHOICES

10 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up For Families’ – Labour’s plan for quality and affordable childcare As a woman leader, I feel passionately about children’s rights and childcare. That’s why standing up for children and families is one of my priorities. Since 2011, Labour in government has done a great deal. We put the … Continue reading AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO MAKE CHOICES

DUBLIN 15 CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM LABOUR’S CHILDCARE PLAN

18 January 2016

Working parents in Dublin 15 will potentially benefit from Labour’s plan to introduce a €2 per hour childcare system, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said. It follows the publication of the Labour Party’s childcare proposals. Joan Burton said the changes will mean that families in Dublin 15 will have a little more money in their pocket … Continue reading DUBLIN 15 CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM LABOUR’S CHILDCARE PLAN

BURTON WELCOMES LOCAL CHILDCARE GRANTS AS LABOUR LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN

30 July 2015

‘Let’s Talk About Childcare’ campaign seeks parents’ views   Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has welcomed news that a number of childcare facilities in Dublin 15 have been awarded grants today as part of a €7million government scheme for early years services. Facilities in the local area which benefit from the … Continue reading BURTON WELCOMES LOCAL CHILDCARE GRANTS AS LABOUR LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN

LABOUR WOMEN LAUNCH NEW CHILDCARE CAMPAIGN

29 July 2015

Labour Women have launched ‘Let’s talk about childcare’ campaign as it increases its effort to support young working families. As part of the campaign Labour Women is encouraging parents across the country to participate in a new survey which looks into the issue of childcare. The goal of the campaign is to speak to and … Continue reading LABOUR WOMEN LAUNCH NEW CHILDCARE CAMPAIGN