Ireland should follow Britain's childcare lead
A woman returning to her job after having a baby must now set aside an average of four months' salary to pay for childcare, writes Martha Kearns.
After having her second child, a friend of mine was looking forward to going back to work last January. She had had enough of changing nappies and babbling baby-talk, at least for the time being.
A week before she was due to return to her job, she discovered that her creche was not able to take her newest child because a Health Service Executive worker declared it was full capacity. In order to be able...
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