Creche owner Alice Walsh: ‘I suppose every provider in Dublin has phoned me to say that they’ve heard I’m closing and they’re all getting very nervous because a lot of them are also in older buildings.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For 28 years, the children at the Harcourt Creche, off Harcourt Street, in Dublin, have been a familiar sight in the Iveagh Gardens during breaks, car(...)