LABOUR CALL FOR FREE BOOK SCHEME TO HELP PARENTS WITH SCHOOL COSTS

A Labour Senator says a free book scheme could help bring down back to school costs.

A new survey by children’s charity Barnardos reveals the cost of sending a child to secondary school is €800.

While parents of primary school students are spending up to 100 Euro on books.

Aodhan O’ Riordan says the Government needs to look at funding a book rental scheme.

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