School Supports Should Be Reassessed To Help Growing Number Of Struggling Parents

A Clare-based past President of the INTO believes supports for parents struggling to cover back to school costs need to be re-assessed.

Corofin Councillor Joe Killeen is reacting to a new report from the Irish League of Credit Unions, which found that a quarter of parents in Munster are having to deny their children school items because they can’t afford them.

The cost for primary school books is 123 euro and 220 euro for secondary school, which is an increase on last year’s prices.


Joe Killeen has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that there are some support in place, but he insists they don’t go far enough: