I think it’s a great idea for the government to have more flexibility, and if they want to have the ability to give parents flexibility, that’s great.
But at the end of the day, we’ve got to be able to give the parents what they need.
I think that if they have more freedom to make decisions for their child, then that will make a lot of parents feel more comfortable and give their child more freedom.
In my experience, it has made a difference.
I had a very strong sense of safety, and I could relax a little bit.
We have a lot more flexibility now.
Source: Niamh O’Sullivan, journalist, writer and presenter, The Late Late Show, IrishTimes, 7th October 2016, accessed via The Irish Examiner, 28th October 2018.