My niece, who lives in Dublin and is a well-qualified pharmacist, is not sure she can afford to go back to work in the next month or so when her maternity leave is over. She would have to pay a childminder so much money that it almost wouldn’t be worth her while.

Why so much, I ask. Are childminders in Ireland up there with property developers and lawyers when it comes to extreme remuneration?..

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