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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.

Presentation Sisters to close Offaly convent

“The world is very attractive for young people nowadays. They very much can have their own careers and get jobs, get third level education. That was not the case when sisters entered in my time,” says Sr Laura Boyle on the drop in vocations.

2019.04.25.

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.

Thurles CBS to host concert to mark Christian Brothers’ bicentenary

School has a fine reputation in hurling - the entire six backs from last Sunday’s All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team are past pupils.

2016.09.09.

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.

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.

New voluntary catholic secondary school opens in Doon

Preparations underway for move to new campus in February.

2013.09.09.
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