As expected, childcare stole the show in last Wednesday's budget with Minister for Finance Brian Cowen giving €1,000 to parents of children under six.
Part of a new five-year childcare strategy, the €1,000 early childcare supplement came hand in hand with increased maternity leave and a promise to create an extra 50,000 childcare places by 2010.
But as the dust settles and the budget flurry subsides, just how better off will parents and their children be? Will...
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