I Believe The Children Are Our Future


Stop that.

It’s not a pacifier.

Or is it?

This afternoon,

Labour Party HQ, Dublin.

The Labour Party published proposals for new public childcare options.

To wit:

The party has pledged to roll out a pilot scheme which will at first benefit 6,000 children and will be targeted initially at parents who cannot afford to work and pay for childcare costs.

The applications process will involve a parent declaring their income and showing two quotes from commercial providers.

Initially if the childcare cost is more than 30 per cent of the parent’s net income, they will be eligible for inclusion in the scheme.

A spouse’s income is not included which means the calculations will be based only on one parent’s income, the party said.

From top: )l-r) Deputy Chair of Labour Women Hannah Deasy with baby Oliver (8 months), Labour election candidate Andrew Montague with his son Phillip (1.5 years), and Lorraine Mulligan with Harry Power (6 months); Aodhán Ó Ríordáin with Oliver Deasy Celin and Andrew Montague with son Phillip; Senator  Ó Ríordáin and baby Harry Power (6 months).

Any excuse.

Labour vows to slash the cost of childcare by up to two thirds (Irish Times)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

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9 thoughts on “I Believe The Children Are Our Future

  1. Andrew

    Aodhan O’ Riordan is one of the main reasons I will never vote Labour again. He’ll probably end up running for its leadership against Alan Kelly after this election. The middle class Labour membership and they are mostly middle class, will go with O’Riordan. Identity politics will be his main agenda.

  2. Ringsend Incinerator

    Christ that photo caption reads like Terry Jones RIP doing the spam sketch.

    Labour election candidate Spam with his son Phillip (1.5 years), and Spam with Harry Power (6 months); Spam with Oliver Deasy Celin and Andrew Montague with son Spam; Senator Ó Ríordáin and baby Spam (6 months), etc…

  3. scottser

    In fairness, childcare is not on the agenda at all in this election. Labour can do one though, I wouldn’t pee on them if they were on fire

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