Journalists

Thursday 21 March 2019

MRCI director Edel McGinley

Underpaid, overworked, afraid ... and minding your children 

When I was growing up we had a lovely, and very good-looking, Italian au pair who lived with us for a year. She spent most of her time studying English or going out with Irish men, who queued up to date her. She didn't cook, clean and only occasionally looked after us. Sometimes if my mother needed to pop out, the au pair would keep an eye on us for an hour and she did a bit of babysitting when my parents went out on Saturday nights but that was it.