Minister for Children  Katherine Zappone: ‘No one will lose out, especially those at the lower end of the income scale, as we transition to the new scheme.’ Photograph:   Eric Luke

The poorest families will not “lose out” as a raft of childcare supports are phased out later this year, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has p(...)

‘I am already totally stretched financially. Where am I going to find an extra €400 a month? I’ll have to give up work,’ says one single mother. Photograph: iStock

Some of the “poorest single parents” could be forced to give up work as changes to the subsidised childcare programmes, due to take effect from Octobe(...)