Cost of childcare in Donegal slightly below national average


A new report shows that the average weekly cost of childcare in Donegal is slightly below the national average.

The report compiled by Pobal indicates that the cost of of a full-time place in a childcare facility in the county is €162.18 per week while the national average €167.03.

Nationally, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown had highest childcare costs in the country of €213.94 while Co Monaghan was the least expensive with a weekly rate of €142.14.

Manager of Donegal County Childcare Avril McMonagle is hopeful the new affordable childcare scheme next year will ease some of the pressure: