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The Government has failed to "seize upon an opportunity to advance a real equality agenda" in Budget 2021 by not increasing funding for the childcare sector.
Some 56,000 elderly people are still waiting on medical cards due to the Government failing to relax the income limitations that were promised last year's Budget.
Students "cannot be expected to pay" full fees when many higher education institutes are moving to online only learning due to the impact of the coronavirus.
"A failure to fully understand and address the needs of those working in the Arts" is how a former Mayor of Galway has described the measures relating to artists and arts workers in the Government's July stimulus package.
Waiting until September to introduce a staycation subsidy will be "too little too late" for the Irish tourism sector, and will mean "little or nothing" to those with children who will not be able to holiday once schools return.
Women's participation in the workforce remains low because of "Ireland’s unaffordable childcare costs", and it will go lower unless the State introduces a universal public childcare system.
The Government must “step up and support” new parents who are being faced with an “unacceptable choice” between securing childcare and fully returning to work.
A list of “rebranded and repackaged commitments”, full of “deliberately vague” language, and a worrying lack of costings, is how one local politician has described the new programme for government.
Instead of just encouraging mask wearing, it is time a “comprehensive decision” was made by the Government on this issue and declared it a mandatory practice.
Comments by the Health Minister that families will have to secure a “dig out” for getting childcare, shows the Government has a "derisory understanding" of the importance of childcare for working parents.