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  • IMPACT to push for greater state investment in early education 25 March 2017 - “Lack of investment means that parents pay for some of the most expensive childcare in the world with no guarantee of quality early education for their children” – Ciairín de Buis, IMPACT IMPACT will push for greater state investment in early education, with a view to professionalising early education while reducing the costs to parents. The […]
  • Early education branch launches tomorrow 24 March 2017 - IMPACT will launch its new national Early Education branch tomorrow (Saturday 25th March). The branch will provide an effective and professional focus for the campaign for adequate investment and professionalisation of the sector, with agreed salary scales and a proper career path for early education staff. The meeting will also elect officers for the new […]
  • Semi-state solution can crack housing crisis 23 March 2017 - The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) today called for the establishment of a new ‘housing company of Ireland’ to undertake the construction and acquisition of 70,000 new homes and resolve the housing crisis. The traded union-backed think tank said this new body should be a semi-state company, which could draw on relatively cheap long-term borrowing, […]