A few years ago, no one would have imagined that childcare would be as much a political issue as healthcare or, indeed, ‘Rip-off Ireland'.
However, childcare could now possibly swing next year's election, and politicians and policymakers alike are clamouring to come up with a solution for an increasingly frustrated electorate.
The problem is that for many parents, childcare now costs as much as, if not more than, their monthly mortgage repayments.
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