Former cllr fears after-school facilities will close due to new rules

A former Fianna Fail cllr in Sligo fears new after-school childcare regulations will close facilities across the county.

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone plans to introduce new ratios for after-school childcare which will required one adult for every 12 children.

It’s feared the plans will significantly drive up costs for parents.

Seamus Kilgannon says he is shocked the minister has introduced such regulations without proper consultation.