You Had The Power All Along


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone

This afternoon.

Further to public outcry, Katherine Zappone has revised her decision to not pay childcare providers who close their service in order to attend a protest next Wednesday.

That initial decision, Ms Zappone said on Tuesday, was based on “legal advice”.

This afternoon, a press release from the Department for Children and Youth Affairs states:

Having considered the concerns and circumstances of the Childcare sector, Minister Zappone has instructed the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal to authorise payments to childcare services who close during the day of protest on February 5th.

Payments will be made on condition that Childcare Providers find an alternative, suitable date for parents to avail of childcare services in lieu of the day that the Service is closed.

Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. on payments to Childcare Services for the Day of Protest (Department of Children and Youth Affairs)

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11 thoughts on “You Had The Power All Along

  1. Amy.

    If there’s any justice the piece of —- that is Zappone will lose her seat. She’s an opportunist of the highest caliber.

    1. paul

      if there is any justice in the world, Zappone will find out that she was adopted and be denied access to the relevant records.

  2. 01101101 01100011

    another self serving troughdweller

    in my panini album she’s brassneck and brassneck with Ross

    btw I had to drop into a well known cafe opposite the Tesco’s up in Stillorgan for a meeting this afternoon, ongoing. Neale Richmond has 6 helpers in yellow vests strung in a line across the walkway and 2 ex-big guns (John Bruton and Olivia Mitchell) in attendance. It’s VERY interesting to observe the interactions as people walk past/thru them, one or two pleased to see them but the vast majority a lot of very p*ssed-off people and one or two heated discussions.

    it means nothing I know but as I watch this, given it’s cosy Stillorgan, I have to wonder if FG are gonna get a proper kicking

    1. Otis Blue

      ‘Legal advice’ is such a crock. What was the question posed to the legal advisors in the first place?

  3. LuvinLunch

    She defends Tusla no matter what they do… all the child sex abuse scandals about them and she defended them everytime. Cold.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    I see Statler & Waldorf having an orgasm with the sound of their own voices in the Leaders Debate tonight.
    Two blueshirts by the way.
    Yates on shouting about the various promises being made to put money back peoples pockets, and him doing it with a straight face after his sojourn to Wales, returning to a TDs/Ministers pension, a slot on dinnytalk, and on Virgin media.

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