”Common sense has prevailed” – Carthy welcomes government U-turn on Childcare funding on day of action
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has welcomed Fine Gael’s retraction of a proposed decision to cut essential funding to childcare services who are participating in a national demonstration next week.
The Cavan Monaghan General Election candidate said:
“I along with my colleagues in Sinn Féin will be proudly standing with demonstrators next Wednesday February 5th. Services are under enormous financial stress, with many telling us they face potential closures as a result. This essential sector has been pushed to the brink, and next Wednesday’s national demonstration, which has nearly 1400 services registered to attend, is evidence of this.”
Carthy welcomed the government U-turn “I think the reversal of the department’s position is only reasonable. Common sense has prevailed. I have spoken on a regular basis with many providers across Cavan and Monaghan. The current crisis in the Early Years/Childcare sector is the culmination of years of underinvestment and lack of proper consultation with the sector when introducing new policies and measures within the new National Childcare Scheme. ” ENDS