High childcare costs must be tackled with more investment

High childcare costs must be tackled with more investment

12 “High childcare costs place an unacceptable burden on already stretched families. The government needs to step up to its responsibility in supporting parents and ensure that sufficient funding is provided for parents to enable them choice in how they raise and mind...
Burden on parents of back-to-school costs must be lifted

Burden on parents of back-to-school costs must be lifted

00   “Simply sending your children to school should not mean having to rob Peter to pay Paul by using income earmarked for household bills, relying on credit cards and, at worst, turning to money lenders.” Social Democrats Spokesperson for Children, Cllr Jennifer...
Welcome for Dáil passage of our Bill to extend unpaid leave

Welcome for Dáil passage of our Bill to extend unpaid leave

00The Social Democrats have welcomed the passage tonight through the Dáil of our Bill to extend unpaid parental leave for working parents. The Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 allows parents to take a total of six months (26 weeks) unpaid leave from their jobs...