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#Back To School

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget Budget 2020

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich GIY

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich

Salads, stews and cold omelettes are great options for a back to school lunchbox.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

From TheJournal.ie SVP dealing with up to 300 calls a day from parents concerned about back-to-school costs Saint Vincent De Paul

SVP dealing with up to 300 calls a day from parents concerned about back-to-school costs

The charity said it took approximately 250 to 300 calls per day from parents last week.

From TheJournal.ie Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school Back To School

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

From TheJournal.ie Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school Irish League Of Credit Unions

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

From TheJournal.ie Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance Back To School

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance

Funding for the scheme increased to €56 million in Budget 2019.

Amy Huberman shared a gas back-to-school photo of Brian O'Driscoll

Why does this 39-year-old man look so much like a child?

From TheJournal.ie 12 nifty organisation tips that'll make the school year a whole lot easier Back To School

12 nifty organisation tips that'll make the school year a whole lot easier

From making the whiteboard your Holy Grail to double-checking the schoolbags.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help Back To School Burden

‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help

The Department of Employment Affairs has experienced delays in processing some back-to-school allowance applications.

From TheJournal.ie Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low? Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low?

Start buying during the sales, ask for vouchers as gifts – and skip the brand new schoolbag.

From TheJournal.ie 8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over Endless Summer

8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over

We’re on the home stretch now and I can taste the sweet relief, writes Ciara McDonnell.

From TheJournal.ie Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance That Time Of Year

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students College

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students

A total of 4,738 offers have been issued today, before Round One offers are made to Leaving Certificate students on August 20.

From TheJournal.ie Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school Back To School

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school

Average back-to-school costs have risen at all levels since last year.

From TheJournal.ie Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow Back To School

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

From TheJournal.ie A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month Back To School

A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month

The new figures coincide with new data on a surge in homeless children in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school Back To School

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

From TheJournal.ie Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own The First Day

Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own

This can be a stressful time of year for the whole family. But we’ve got some expert tips for dealing with it.

From TheJournal.ie 6 ways to cut the cost of the school run Back To School

6 ways to cut the cost of the school run

Getting in the car costs money. Here’s how to lessen the load.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books Back To School Burden

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.

From TheJournal.ie The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child Free Education

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child

There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance Helping Hand

Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance

The department is launching an awareness campaign well ahead of the 30 September deadline.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for parents: Back to school allowance is going up by 25% Social Protection

Good news for parents: Back to school allowance is going up by 25%

Meanwhile, the weekly payments for those in Direct Provision are also set to be increased.

From TheJournal.ie Back to School: 'I was broke and suffered from depression, which I drowned out with alcohol' Adult Education

Back to School: 'I was broke and suffered from depression, which I drowned out with alcohol'

An education bleeds into the way you view the world and your movement through it, writes Conor Reynolds.

From The42 Tipp and Kerry derbies the highlights of the Dr Harty Cup and Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final draws Munster Colleges

Tipp and Kerry derbies the highlights of the Dr Harty Cup and Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final draws

Reigning champions Árdscoil Rís and St Brendan’s Killarney learned their fate in the Munster colleges draws.

From TheJournal.ie 'I found it really tough because I couldn't even type': What it's like to go back to education Adult Education

'I found it really tough because I couldn't even type': What it's like to go back to education

Senator Lynn Ruane encouraged early school leavers to return to education this week at an event aimed at increasing participation in adult learning.

From TheJournal.ie Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat School Run Safety

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

This Cork dad ROARING at his kids in the car about going back to school is the greatest

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO SCHOOOOOL…

12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland

Dreading the day your students find you on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Tunes to Take You to a Happy Place Rock N Road

Tunes to Take You to a Happy Place

The school run is back on and we’re going to get you there in a cheerful fashion.

From TheJournal.ie This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years Back To School

This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years

Up until today, students at Castleblayney College crossed the former N2 an estimated 1100 times a day.

From TheJournal.ie Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface' Back To School

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'

The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.

This photo perfectly encapsulates the first day back at school

Oh yeah, we’ve been there.

From TheJournal.ie It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school Back To School

It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school

Barnardos is demanding action to help parents deal with back to school costs.

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