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Wednesday 24 July 2019

'More childcare places for Fingal'

New government funding of €283,811 will lead to the creation of additional childcare places in Fingal, a Fine Gael Senator has stated.

Senator James Reilly was speaking following the announcement by Children's Minister Katherine Zappone of an allocation of €6.25m in capital funding to providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare this summer.

Senator Reilly said: 'This funding will lead to additional places for children aged 0-3 years, as well as new school age childcare places, locally. This investment is a welcome boost for parents in the county and another step towards nationwide affordable childcare provision, something that Fine Gael has prioritised.

'Affordable and accessible childcare is something that the Fine Gael-led Government has been striving to achieve. Our Independent colleague, Minister Zappone, has been driving improvements in the childcare sector and will continue to do so.'

Parents and children deserved access to 'high-quality, affordable childcare', he said.

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