Concessions for childcare rates ruled out

Brian Lenihan, the Minister for Finance, has ruled out any lowering of commercial rates for childcare facilities, despite lobbying from party colleague Barry Andrews.

28th June, 2008

Brian Lenihan, the Minister for Finance, has ruled out any lowering of commercial rates for childcare facilities, despite lobbying from party colleague Barry Andrews.

Andrews, the recently appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, had called on Lenihan to take action to address the rising cost of childcare.

However, Lenihan has said there are ‘‘no plans to provide for special treatment’’ for creches by lowering the commercial rates that they pay, according to a briefing...

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