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# school books

This year
Booksellers say expansion of free schoolbook scheme will have 'devastating effect' on shops
There are both financial and logistic concerns about how the scheme will operate successfully.
School books for junior cycle students to be provided for free starting next September
The expansion of the scheme follows the one originally announced in the Government’s last budget, which cover primary students.
Back to school: Costs going down but parents still going into debt
Parents have cut back significantly on extracurricular activities, while 13% are seeking loans to cover costs.
Last year
School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'
The initiative comes following years of lobbying by parents’ groups and charities.
All time
One third of Irish secondary schools don't have a book rental scheme
The average cost of sending a child back to school is over €1,000.
Poll: Should Ireland set school bag weight limits for children?
Five-year-olds in India are being asked to pop their satchels on weighing scales when they arrive for class so teachers can check they don’t exceed 2.5 kilograms.
Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
Peig, never far from our thoughts.
Here are Irish people's 10 most fondly-remembered school books
The results may surprise you.
Funding of €15m to provide school book rental schemes for 400 schools
The Minister for Education said the new funding will benefit all primary schools who currently operate a school book rental scheme.
The 11 key types of graffiti in your old schoolbooks
Boyzone stickers 4 eva.
Quinn admits schools who operate book rental schemes won't benefit from new funding
“If I get extra money of course they will but I’ve concentrated so that every child going to primary school can access a book rental scheme,” the Minister said today.
8 schoolbook traditions future kids may never understand
Come back Peig. All is forgiven.
NCA following up on parents' complaints as problems continue
Some parents continue to experience problems with book orders and refunds as the National Consumer Agency says it is has received around 250 queries in relation to the online retailer.
As parents wait for books or their money back, stays silent
Parents continue to experience problems with the online school books retailer which could not be contacted yesterday. admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog
The company has been making progress on the backlog of orders for school books but angry parents continue to wait for deliveries as their children return to school with no books.
'We have cleared our backlog':'s statements in full
Angry parents have been heavily critical of the online school books retailer as a backlog of orders has delayed deliveries ahead of the start of term. We publish the company’s statements and answers to our questions.
Parents continue to report problems with
The company had claimed to have cleared its backlog of orders but frustrated parents who ordered books over a month ago continue to wait for them to be delivered.
Children go back to school with no books as delays continue
The company has insisted that its backlog has now been cleared but one parent is still waiting for an order he placed in July.
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Things we learned, loved and shared today… delay 'caused by technical issue at warehouse'
Company’s managing director says staff are working 24/7 to clear order backlog.
FG Deputy calls on school books website to "get its act together"
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said some parents have been waiting several weeks for their orders and have paid a substantial amount of money for the books.
End of heavy schoolbags? Students welcome eBooks to classrooms
The ASTI has welcomed the sale of new eBook apps by Folens, but cautioned that the Government must ensure that all students have “equal access to quality educational experiences”.
Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that education book publishers will reduce the cost of school books in schools that run book rental schemes by between 12 and 17.5 per cent.