Nóirín Hayes: “It’s almost like saying we will build hospitals and people who are sick can go there and they’ll be fine – and we haven’t got any of the equipment, and we haven’t got the trained personnel but sure we’ll mind them.” Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Government’s plan for a second free preschool year for children is “ill-thought through and deceptive” and misses the real investment needs of the(...)