FG's bright ideas worth nothing if not delivered
When he became Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar vowed to represent "people who get up early in the morning". The commitment appeared to be to shift the focus of policy back on to those in the squeezed middle - those working families on modest earnings who bear the brunt of high taxes and living costs.
The Taoiseach's party has now promised a new tax break for working families who employ childminders.
The detail is scant but it would essentially involve giving a tax credit to parents who employ a registered childminder in the home. It would build on existing subsidies in the childcare area, but differ as it would not be solely for those on low incomes and targeted at childminding.