Clare Sinn Fein Councillor Says State Childcare System The Way Forward

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A Shannon-based Sinn Fein Councillor insists a fully State funded childcare system would provide value for money to the Exchequer.

The party will table a Private Members Bill today that calls on the Government to provide for pay increases for staff and a sustainability fund for providers in Budget 2022.

Childcare fees in Clare are believed to cost approximately 173 euro a week for one child.


Councillor Donna McGettigan says it’s akin to a ‘second mortgage’ for some families in this county, and wants the State to step in to ease that burden.