A Mayo TD has accused the Government of failing to tackle skyrocketing childcare costs.

In the Programme for Government agreed last year, the coalition announced a series of reforms of the childcare sector, but one year on, not only have childcare fees not fallen, they have actually risen further.

That's according to Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway-Walsh, who says families in Mayo are faced with monthly fees of over €700 per child.

She told Midwest News that, as the Government marks one year in office, there can be no more delays in tackling the spiralling costs of childcare - which are particularly impacting on women in the workforce.....

 

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