Child care

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Flaws in the childcare and early years sector need to be addressed – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that the revelations on the recent RTÉ Investigates programme about childcare facilities raises serious questions for legislators and society in general about how we look after our children. The Sinn Féin TD said that the government and the Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, need to get real […]

Increased childcare costs should act as a call for action – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the results of a Newstalk poll, which shows the cost of childcare has increased by an average of 5.5% across the State, as extremely worrying. The Sinn Féin TD said it should be a call to action for the Government ahead of the 2019 Budget. Deputy Seán […]

Childcare needs reform, not half-baked ‘Granny Grant’ proposal – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described a proposal by Minister Shane Ross for a grant for grandparents who take care for their grandchildren, as a half-baked election gimmick The Sinn Féin TD said he would be better spending his time coming up with workable proposals that would relieve the burden on families’ childcare […]

HIQA report highlights concerns in foster care services – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that a report published by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) of an inspection of Fresh Start Foster Care Service raises serious questions as to the level of child protection safeguards being afforded to children in foster care settings. The Sinn Féin TD said major non-compliance […]

Crowe welcomes Dáil agreement on Sinn Féin childcare motion

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the cross party support that Sinn Féin’s motion on childcare got in the Dáil. The Sinn Féin motion calls on the Government to carry out a root and branch review of the pay and conditions of childcare workers in the sector and to prioritise work on the […]

Ireland at a crossroad, says Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described this year’s forthcoming Budget as probably the most important in recent years and Crowe is calling for an increase in public investment. He said that due to years of austerity, and with the uncertainty that Brexit has now brought, that Ireland is clearly at a crossroads, and […]