To: Roderic O'Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, TD's

We need affordable childcare

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Our childcare model is broken. As a country we spend more subsidising animals than we do helping families afford childcare. Low and what is called 'high' income families suffer as well as childcare workers on meager earnings. Good policies can fix that

Why is this important?

Childcare costs are the main reason Ireland has one of the lowest labour force participation rates among women in the developed world.

'The working poor ' reported the two main costs negatively impacting their welfare: housing and childcare. Fix even one of these and life would be better for all families in Ireland


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