Donegal Childcare Committee says it’s time for action on childcare costs

DCCCThe Donegal Childcare Committee has been reacting to publication of a report into Childcare costs by the Children's Minister - which calls for a radical overhaul of parental leave.

The inter-departmental review - discussed by Cabinet this afternoon - recommends extending paid parental leave to one year - with parents able to split the second six months between them.

It also calls for subventions to private crèches and an extension of early education from 38 weeks to a maximum of 97.

Avril McMonagle of the Donegal Childcare Committee says while they welcome the recommendations, it's now time for action...