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#School Costs

From TheJournal.ie 'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?' School Costs

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am genuinely sick worrying how I am going to pay for back to school costs this year' Read Me

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will have to use iron-on crests and let parents rent books School Costs

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school Money Money Money

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.

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland School Costs Survey

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents "cut back on food" to pay back-to-school costs Education

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.

From TheJournal.ie Parents struggling to cope with education costs School Costs

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.