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#Back To School

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'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools
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'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools

Jul 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 18,352 Views 15 Comments

The government published its plan to reopen schools yesterday.

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus
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Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

Jul 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 37,723 Views 44 Comments

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent
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Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent

Jul 27th 2020, 6:52 PM 33,531 Views 53 Comments

The plan includes €53 million for 1,000 extra teachers at post-primary level and a €52.2 million school cleaning grant.

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August
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1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

Jul 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 74,224 Views 66 Comments

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan
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'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

Jul 24th 2020, 1:19 PM 23,125 Views 44 Comments

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister
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# Back To School

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister

Jun 24th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,499 Views 24 Comments

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light
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# Back To School

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 2:42 PM 14,677 Views 15 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school
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# Back To School

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school

May 11th 2020, 1:03 PM 20,131 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has announced that children could start returning to school in England from 1 June.

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Oct 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 18,121 Views 82 Comments

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich
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# GIY

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich

Aug 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 21,374 Views 7 Comments

Salads, stews and cold omelettes are great options for a back to school lunchbox.

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Aug 27th 2019, 8:45 AM 24,230 Views 108 Comments

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

SVP dealing with up to 300 calls a day from parents concerned about back-to-school costs
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# Saint Vincent De Paul

SVP dealing with up to 300 calls a day from parents concerned about back-to-school costs

Aug 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,820 Views 46 Comments

The charity said it took approximately 250 to 300 calls per day from parents last week.

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
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Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,046 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school
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# Irish League Of Credit Unions

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Jul 16th 2019, 6:01 AM 14,121 Views 48 Comments

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance
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# Back To School

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance

Jun 17th 2019, 11:19 AM 25,612 Views 44 Comments

Funding for the scheme increased to €56 million in Budget 2019.

Amy Huberman shared a gas back-to-school photo of Brian O'Driscoll
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From The Daily Edge
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Amy Huberman shared a gas back-to-school photo of Brian O'Driscoll

Aug 31st 2018, 9:39 AM 19,366 Views 4 Comments

Why does this 39-year-old man look so much like a child?

12 nifty organisation tips that'll make the school year a whole lot easier
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# Back To School

12 nifty organisation tips that'll make the school year a whole lot easier

Aug 28th 2018, 5:06 PM 4,192 Views 0 Comments

From making the whiteboard your Holy Grail to double-checking the schoolbags.

‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help
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# Back To School Burden

‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help

Aug 28th 2018, 4:04 PM 18,324 Views 73 Comments

The Department of Employment Affairs has experienced delays in processing some back-to-school allowance applications.

Irish people on Twitter have been sharing some really lovely things teachers did for them back in school
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From The Daily Edge
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Irish people on Twitter have been sharing some really lovely things teachers did for them back in school

Aug 28th 2018, 10:10 AM 9,346 Views 0 Comments

This will probably make you miss school.

Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low?
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# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: What's your one tip for keeping back-to-school costs low?

Aug 21st 2018, 5:17 PM 1,960 Views 1 Comment

Start buying during the sales, ask for vouchers as gifts – and skip the brand new schoolbag.

8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over
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# Endless Summer

8 reasons I'm already desperate for the kids' summer holidays to be over

Aug 14th 2018, 5:23 PM 1,242 Views 0 Comments

We’re on the home stretch now and I can taste the sweet relief, writes Ciara McDonnell.

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance
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# That Time Of Year

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance

Aug 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,182 Views 77 Comments

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students
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# College

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 38,740 Views 3 Comments

A total of 4,738 offers have been issued today, before Round One offers are made to Leaving Certificate students on August 20.

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school
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# Back To School

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 12,225 Views 52 Comments

Average back-to-school costs have risen at all levels since last year.

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow
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Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Oct 17th 2017, 4:16 PM 13,960 Views 35 Comments

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

This Galway teacher's comics will resonate with any múinteoir heading back to school
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From The Daily Edge
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This Galway teacher's comics will resonate with any múinteoir heading back to school

Sep 6th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,856 Views 3 Comments

So so accurate.

A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month
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A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month

Sep 1st 2017, 4:10 PM 8,154 Views 32 Comments

The new figures coincide with new data on a surge in homeless children in Dublin.

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school
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# Back To School

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

Aug 25th 2017, 3:28 PM 11,455 Views 54 Comments

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own
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# The First Day

Expert tips for soothing your kids' back-to-school fears... and your own

Aug 23rd 2017, 4:29 PM 3,217 Views 1 Comment

This can be a stressful time of year for the whole family. But we’ve got some expert tips for dealing with it.

6 ways to cut the cost of the school run
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6 ways to cut the cost of the school run

Aug 21st 2017, 12:33 PM 4,197 Views 18 Comments

Getting in the car costs money. Here’s how to lessen the load.

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?
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# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Aug 2nd 2017, 9:24 AM 14,398 Views 91 Comments

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books
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# Back To School Burden

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

Aug 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 11,587 Views 63 Comments

“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child
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# Free Education

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child

Jul 25th 2017, 7:39 AM 14,813 Views 66 Comments

There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.

Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance
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# Helping Hand

Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance

Jul 3rd 2017, 7:36 AM 27,235 Views 61 Comments

The department is launching an awareness campaign well ahead of the 30 September deadline.

Good news for parents: Back to school allowance is going up by 25%
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# Social Protection

Good news for parents: Back to school allowance is going up by 25%

Jun 14th 2017, 6:25 AM 43,194 Views 56 Comments

Meanwhile, the weekly payments for those in Direct Provision are also set to be increased.

Back to School: 'I was broke and suffered from depression, which I drowned out with alcohol'
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# Adult Education

Back to School: 'I was broke and suffered from depression, which I drowned out with alcohol'

Dec 26th 2016, 7:30 PM 209 Views 14 Comments

An education bleeds into the way you view the world and your movement through it, writes Conor Reynolds.

Tipp and Kerry derbies the highlights of the Dr Harty Cup and Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final draws
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From The42
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Tipp and Kerry derbies the highlights of the Dr Harty Cup and Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final draws

Dec 15th 2016, 9:04 PM 5,646 Views 2 Comments

Reigning champions Árdscoil Rís and St Brendan’s Killarney learned their fate in the Munster colleges draws.

'I found it really tough because I couldn't even type': What it's like to go back to education
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# Adult Education

'I found it really tough because I couldn't even type': What it's like to go back to education

Nov 20th 2016, 8:10 AM 697 Views 7 Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane encouraged early school leavers to return to education this week at an event aimed at increasing participation in adult learning.

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat
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# School Run Safety

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Sep 5th 2016, 4:59 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

This Cork dad ROARING at his kids in the car about going back to school is the greatest
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From The Daily Edge
# Here We Go

This Cork dad ROARING at his kids in the car about going back to school is the greatest

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:13 PM 11,799 Views 7 Comments

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO SCHOOOOOL…