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Three-quarters of parents say back-to-school costs are a financial burden, according to a survey last year by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU). Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

(...) play date is coming to an end, as children return to childcare and to school. The shutdown, of(...)

Sometimes, however, depending on your circumstances, a marginal pay rise can cost you more than you might think.

(...) senescence, and discounted childcare. Yes, most of us might prefer to have their own means to do as they(...)

Commercial stamp duty: the decision to triple it left readers scratching their heads. Photograph: iStock/Getty

(...) dependents. The Government’s very modest childcare package, prescription charges, and the lack of any(...)

“Women often approach problems in different ways to men, which can lead to novel discoveries and breakthroughs”

(...) are common to both parents – balancing work, childcare and domestic chores and feeling like you are(...)

Sarah Tougher collecting her one-year-old daughter Hailey from Aladdin’s Corner Creche & Montessori, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The childcare package in Budget 2017 was never going to please everybody because there are so many(...)

Tom Evans with his three children. Photograph: Rory O’Toole Photography

(...) always go in favour of staying in their job. But for many of us, the costs associated with childcare and(...)

Children from Cottage Kids Playschool in Tyrellstown, Lusk present their book “Being and Becoming Mathematicians Through Play” to the Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

(...)   Parents of children paying for pre-school care will not benefit from the childcare(...)

Michelle Igoe with her children Aoibhinn (4), Caitlin (2), Alex (9 months) and Robert (6) at their home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It’s summertime and the kids aren’t in creches, but parents are still paying for them. Childcare(...)

(...) parents rely on their extended families, in particular grandparents, for childcare. The most common form(...)