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#School Costs

# school-costs - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# school-costs - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# school-costs - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'

School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.

# school-costs - Friday 28 April, 2017

'I am genuinely sick worrying how I am going to pay for back to school costs this year'

A right is not a right if you have to pay for it, writes June Tinsley.

# school-costs - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Schools will have to use iron-on crests and let parents rent books

New plans will ensure that certain school equipment cannot be monopolised by retailers.

# school-costs - Monday 6 February, 2017

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive?

Guidelines are to be issued to schools outlining how they can help cut costs for parents.

# school-costs - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school

Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.

# school-costs - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland

Children’s charity Barnardos has laid out the results of its annual School Costs Survey in this very handy and informative graphic

# school-costs - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Parents "cut back on food" to pay back-to-school costs

Parents have told Barnardos that they are struggling to pay school expenses for their children.

# school-costs - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Parents struggling to cope with education costs

Some parents are being forced to take out loans to pay for uniforms and text books, says the children’s charity Barnardos.