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Childcare provision in Northern Ireland
8 December 2021
A recent survey published by Employers For Childcare examined the status of childcare provision in Northern Ireland. This explainer article updates our previous analysis and

Economy

Is full-time paid maternity leave in the UK one of the lowest in Europe?
7 May 2021
This claim is accurate. In an OECD report, the UK ranked 9th lowest of 33 European countries for “full-rate equivalent” paid maternity leave. Including home

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Children living in poverty in Northern Ireland
25 February 2021
How many children in Northern Ireland live in poverty? Dr Julie-Ann Maney, a paediatrician who works at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, wrote

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Health

What is Northern Ireland’s COVID-19 recovery plan?
15 October 2020
Please refer to the NI Direct website for information about the latest restrictions. [This article was originally part of the COVID-19 Information Dissemination (COVID-19 ID)

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Is Northern Ireland without funded childcare provision?
10 December 2019
The Northern Ireland Government funds the provision of pre-school education, which in the rest of the UK, Ireland, and wider Europe is defined as “Early

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Health

Do 77% of mothers face discrimination at work?
2 December 2016
This claim is inaccurate. It is correct for mothers in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) but the statistic stated on BBC Radio Ulster does

Economy

Has low childcare provision caused a low female employment rate?
8 August 2016
This claim is inaccurate. While childcare provision is more limited in Northern Ireland than in Great Britain, and female employment rates are lower in Northern