Quality affordable childcare would give women more options in the workplace

Quality affordable childcare would give women in Ireland more options in the workplace. That’s the view of the Deputy CEO of Monaghans Women’s Link Fiona McCaffrey Jones.

A new survey has found that the lack of childcare has meant that almost 30% of parents could not attend work or missed out on job opportunities as a result. The survey was undertaken by Seas Suas, the representative body for independent providers in the early education and childcare sector.

The research also found that women are twice as likely as men to miss work because they have no childcare. Fiona McCaffrey Jones spoke on the panel on today’s Joe Finnegan Show.