National Pyjama Day 2023

Month: October 2023

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Policy in Action 31 October 2023

Oireachtas Update As part of our policy work, Early Childhood Ireland monitors the Oireachtas each week. As well as covering Committee meetings and Leaders’ Questions, we also review Parliamentary Questions (PQs) that are submitted by members of the Dáil to the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (CEDIY), Roderic O’Gorman TD. Seanad debates

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Policy in Action 24 October 2023

Oireachtas Update As part of our policy work, Early Childhood Ireland monitors the Oireachtas each week. As well as covering Committee meetings and Leaders’ Question, we also review Parliamentary Questions (PQs) that are submitted by members of the Dáil to the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD. Seanad debates are

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Eurofound Report

At the end of September, Eurofound released a new report that looks at the trends and disparities in children’s access to Early Years care, education, healthcare, nutrition, and housing. Eurofound is a European Union (EU) agency that provides knowledge to assist the development of better social, employment, and work-related policies. Key Findings The report found

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Inclement Weather Warning 23 October 2023

Status Orange – Rain warning for Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford Heavy and persistent rain with thundery downpours possible. Impacts: Flooding Dangerous driving conditions Poor visibility Valid: 4am Monday, 23 Ocober 2023 to 1am Tuesday, 24 October 2023 Issued: 10:19 Sunday, 22 October 2023 Updated: 8:33 Monday, 23 October 2023 Risk Assessment and Management Conduct a risk

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Inclement Weather Warning 20 October 2023

Status Orange – Rain warning for Dublin, Wicklow Spells of heavy rain. Impacts: Flooding Dangerous driving conditions Poor visibility Valid: 11:13am Friday, 20 October 2023 to 8am Saturday, 21 October 2023 Issued: 11:13 Friday, 20 October 2023   Status Yellow – Rain warning for Dublin, Louth, Meath, Wicklow Heavy rain or showers with chance of

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Policy in Action 17 October 2023

We are very excited to bring you another Policy in Action update. In each update we will provide you with updates from the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning (PAC) team, their work with members and their engagement with stakeholders, legislators and policy makers. Oireachtas Update Early Childhood Ireland monitors the relevant work of the Oireachtas each

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Early Childhood Ireland’s post-Budget 2024 analysis

Although a giant leap towards quality for children in our Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) settings is needed, regrettably, no new target or plan was announced in Budget 2024, meaning continuing uncertainty for families and settings. In our Budget 2024 submission, Early Childhood Ireland called on the Government to publish a five-year

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Meet the Members 2023

The event on Thursday, 5 October 2023 Early Childhood Ireland was delighted to hold our first Meet the Members event since before the pandemic, last Thursday, just days before today’s Budget 2024 announcement. A group of our members from Early Childhood Ireland were invited to Buswells Hotel in Dublin to meet their local TDs, as

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