The Real Cost Of Education In Ireland


JUNE TINSLEY from Barnardos speaks to John Healy about the real cost of education in Ireland.

June talks about the average costs for parents with children returning to school according to a survey, how the introduction of book rental schemes could cut these costs, the issue of school books becoming out of date due to revised editions being released, the costs of specialized tracksuits and how schools are trying to reduce the production of clothing with the embedded school crest.

She also talks about the Department Of Education’s stance of all these issues and how parents may be entitled to a Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance.

The 2013 survey is available on

Duration: 14'57" DATE: July 17, 2013
Interviewer:John Healy
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:June Tinsley
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:back to school costs, barnardos, schoolbook rental scheme, department of education, parents,
LocationIreland Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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