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  • Budget 2018: €625 million extra needed to achieve acceptable childcare and early education standards 26 September 2017 - The Government should allocate an extra €125 million in next year’s Budget, and at least €625 million extra over the next five years, to ensure that Ireland meets the OECD average spend on early childhood care and education by 2022, according to IMPACT. In the union’s costed pre-Budget submission launched today (Tuesday) by Barnardos Ireland […]
  • IMPACT ballots SNAs for industrial action 25 September 2017 - IMPACT trade union, which represents almost 8,000 special needs assistants (SNAs), has issued ballot papers on a motion for industrial action. The ballot was in response to the Government’s failure, for the fourth year running, to announce SNA allocations before the end of the 2017 summer term. The ballot of SNAs is for industrial action, […]
  • IMPACT’s latest lobbying returns published 19 September 2017 - IMPACT has submitted its returns to the Lobby Register covering the period from 1st May to 31st August 2017. Lobbying organisations are required to publish their returns no later than 21 days after the end of the relevant reporting period. The Regulation of Lobbying Act was signed into law in 2015. IMPACT has so far […]