Should the state do more to cover the cost of childcare?
The cost of childcare in Ireland is high by international standards. From September 2016, children over the age of three will be entitled to free pre-school for three hours a day. Beyond that it is up to parents to pay.
Yes, even if it means less resources available for other measures
No, current subsidies for childcare are adequate
No, the cost of childcare should be borne by parents
None of the above
"Yes, the State should do more, but we are entering a fiscal period where if childcare is made a priority, higher taxes or cuts in other areas won't be needed. EG, we would increase spending on childcare, as opposed to abolishing in totality the USC."