Cherishing the children
Childcare measures seem like good news for families, but some say they’re not enough
Budget 2016 has been hailed as a family friendly budget. The government gifted parents with young children with a package that includes free GP care, an increase in child benefit and smaller classrooms.
The multimillion euro investment is a nod towards the “squeezed middle class”.
“Many parents bought houses at the peak of the boom and these families now have children,” said Laura Haugh of Mummypages.ie.
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