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School costs do not add up for parents

“Developing a free education system will not happen overnight but the government must take the first step in creating a more equitable system,” said Suzanne Connolly, CEO, Barnardos.

2019.08.01.

Was Alive-O was a dead duck? Catechetical crisis revealed.

Less than a quarter of Irish Catholic teenagers surveyed were able to correctly name the Trinity as “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”, says survey author.

2018.09.08.

Parents bear brunt of increasing school costs

The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.

2018.08.02.

Last Christian Brother primary school principal retires

After 46 years teaching, Bro Dormer retired as principal of Doon CBS Primary School on Wednesday last.

2016.09.04.

School costs too much for parents – Barnardos

One in ten parents get into debt to send their children to school. Some even borrow from money lenders.

2016.08.04.

Two NI primary schools to be jointly run by Churches

Desertmartin is a Church of Ireland primary school while Knocknagin is a Catholic Maintained Primary. The two are set to make history by becoming the first jointly-run church school in Northern Ireland.

2016.06.22.

Limerick listening process highlights six themes

Feedback from 4,000 questionnaires sets out challenges ahead for the Church and selects themes for 2016 Limerick Diocesan Synod.

2015.10.09.

Bishop Leahy welcomes WMF2018 announcement

New catholic preschool & primary school religious education curriculum launched as well as religious education programme 'Grow in Love'.

2015.09.29.

Parents taking the strain on school costs: Barnardos

In 2015, from the youngest to the oldest student the cost of going to school is €365 - €785 respectively.

2015.08.05.

Back to school costing families €1,950: Barnardos

“The cost of sending children back to school is crippling too many families" warns Fergus Finlay.

2014.07.30.
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