The high price of Ireland’s ‘free’ education

Ireland“Every year for the guts of a decade, a back-to-school piece has appeared on the Pricewatch page, and every year we have highlighted how our ‘free’ education system costs parents hundreds of euro each year. Crested uniforms, high-priced books, bin-after-using workbooks, ‘voluntary’ contributions: the years roll on but the words never change …” (more)

[Conor Pope, Irish Times, 13 July]

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