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Budget 2019

October 16, 2018

Minister Paschal Donohue TD announced an increase of €89 million in funding for early years in Budget 2019. We have completed an analysis of the measures introduced that will impact upon you.

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ECI gives cautious welcome to Budget 2019

October 9, 2018

Budget 2019 delivers important investment in early years care and education in Ireland but accompanying supports for early years providers are needed.

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Preparation for Budget 2019

June 26, 2018

The Policy, Advocacy and Communications team in Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) has been busy developing the organisation’s recommendations to Government for investment in ECEC in Budget 2019.

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Budget 2018 Analysis

October 11, 2017

Our analysis of Budget 2018.

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ECI Budget 2018 Submission ‘Invest for the Best’

October 3, 2017

We are delighted to announce the formal launch of ECI’s Budget 2018 Submission Invest for the Best: Building a world-class early childhood care and education system for Ireland. 

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Budget 2017 Analysis

October 12, 2016

The following is an initial briefing on the changes made in the Government’s Budget in the area of early years care and education (ECE).

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ECI Response to Budget 2017

October 11, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes new childcare scheme but cautions that overall package will not address the sector’s sustainability crisis.

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Budget Day 2017

October 11, 2016

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Final Call To Action Budget 2017

October 4, 2016

We understand that DCYA is among a number of Government Departments still actively negotiating its Budget 2017 allocation. This gives us all a final opportunity to take action.

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