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“There was a lot of interest in anything that could be broadly classified as infrastructure – energy, wind farms, telecoms.”

In what is perhaps an indication of the overall strength of the Irish economy, M&A activity was strong in almost every sector during the past year(...)

Giraffe Childcare at Belarmine, Stepaside, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An internal investigation is underway after two children left a Dublin crèche by themselves yesterday and were later located nearby by staff.The Gira(...)

The business is owned by directors James Hargrave and Regina McGovern and the abridged accounts show that accumulated profits at the end of 2011 were €385,654

Little Harvard Childcare, one of the three childcare businesses that featured in a recent programme by RTÉ’s Primetime, paid rent of €540,774 to its t(...)

Preschool education is a vital public good. There is an overwhelming public interest in the provision of high quality early education to all children, regardless of their family circumstances.

Our usual way of dealing with scandals is to see them as vestiges of the bad old days, shadows cast by the past on our enlightened present. This is us(...)

Unicef Ireland executive director Peter Power. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA.

Olivia KellyUnicef Ireland expressed alarm at the content of last night’s Primetime documentary A Breach of Trust and said the Government must focus o(...)

The Giraffe Childcare and Early learning Centre, Belarmine, near Stepaside, Dublin.

The three crèches that are expected to feature in an RTÉ Primetime programme on childcare are each part of substantial business ventures.The Giraffe g(...)