Pay stoppage threat for creches

A Sligo/Leitrim general election candidate is calling on Children and Youth Affairs Minister Katherine Zappone to withdraw a threat to stop payments to creches for a day that their staff attend a demonstration over funding.

The creches have been told that they will lose payments if they close on February 5th to attend a protest in Dublin organised by the Early Years Alliance.

Sinn Fein candidate Martin Kenny says creche workers are upset and angry over the development.