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#School Costs

# 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.