Sunday 23 April 2017

Meet parents half-way on costs of childcare

It costs more than €100,000 to raise a child in Ireland from the cradle through to completion of their third-level education
It costs more than €100,000 to raise a child in Ireland from the cradle through to completion of their third-level education

The ancient African proverb holds that it takes a village to raise a child.

But we now know that it costs more than €100,000 to raise a child in Ireland from the cradle through to completion of their third-level education.

Parents, still reeling from the effects of the economic downturn, are struggling to make medium- to long-term provision for their children, particularly as childcare costs in the early years are prohibitive.

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