What agenda are the Indo trying to push here?

independent.ie/life/family/m … 68622.html

Completely ignoring the fact that a drop in death rate is merely a postponement, while a change in birthrate is permanent.

Could it be something to do with the childcare industry needing some public lolly?

Meanwhile the article completely omits that Ireland’s birthrate has actually been dropping since 2009.

Electioneering. Children are an expensive habit and with young families pressed to the collar due to recent years tax rises and cut backs they need to dangle a few carrots to get the voters out, expect to hear more about childcare in Sweden and Norway and the consequences of this requiring a solution.