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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Wednesday announced a one-off payment to registered childcare providers of €1,500 to deal with rising insurance costs. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of creches potentially facing an absence of insurance cover in the new year have been offered quotes by the remaining underwriter in the mark(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said it is ‘worrying’ that there is only one insurer in the market currently to provide cover to childcare operators. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has said she will consider establishing an emergency fund to help childcare providers with s(...)