Ireland-South MEP Liadh Ní Riada will launch Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris’s election campaign in Tralee this evening. Speaking ahead of the launch, Deputy Ferris welcomed the publication of Sinn Féin’s policy on childcare. He said Sinn Féin would set a maximum childcare fee of €180 a week and reduce it to €150 per week incrementally. This would be coupled with a six-week extension to maternity benefit followed by an incremental increase to 52 weeks of parental leave. The launch takes place at 7.30 this evening at The Meadowlands Hotel.