Childcare Facility Under Threat From Cutbacks
Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O'Brien will this morning attend a vigil at the Little Steps créche in Farranree, which is slated to close next week as a result of government cutbacks.
Deputy O'Brien said:
"Little Steps is one of only 8 non-private community childcare facilities in Cork City providing affordable childcare. Without this facility, many parents will struggle to afford childcare and some may be forced to leave the workforce."
"The créche is slated to close next week as a result of the cutbacks to community development projects introduced by the previous government. I would appeal to the new government to reverse their predecessor's decision and ensure this vital community facility remains open."
"I will be joining staff and parents at the vigil at 9am this morning."
For further information or comment phone Jonathan O'Brien TD @ 085-2133907