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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Back To School

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Parents urged to apply for increased Back to School Clothing allowance
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%
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'
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
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
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
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
12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland
Dreading the day your students find you on Facebook.
Tunes to Take You to a Happy Place
The school run is back on and we’re going to get you there in a cheerful fashion.
This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years
Up until today, students at Castleblayney College crossed the former N2 an estimated 1100 times a day.
Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'
The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.
This teen perfectly recreated a cringey childhood outfit for her school photo
This photo perfectly encapsulates the first day back at school
Oh yeah, we’ve been there.
A mam's celebratory back-to-school photos are going super viral on Facebook
So true.
It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school
Barnardos is demanding action to help parents deal with back to school costs.
Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000
Almost a third (31%) of parents find themselves in debt covering back to school costs.
This mam received a deeply ironic letter from her son's school about his spelling
Ah here.
Evelyn Cusack ruined every Irish kid's Sunday evening last night
Poll: What are the best school days of your life?
Ah, to be starting it all over again.
'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'
Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.
8 things all Irish kids secretly loved about going back to school
Fruit Pastilles pencil case on FLEEK.
9 back-to-school offers that should have never existed
Wine, wine, and more wine.
What to do if your child's hair gets infested with head lice
Sorry to bring it up, but…
This reporter managed to break a kid's heart on his first day of school
Rule number one: Don’t say ANTHING about mam not being there for the day.
Just how expensive is this time of year for parents? It’s the week in numbers
Plus: How much beer is made in Ireland?
"The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous" - parents want school crests taken off uniforms
Sending children to school is getting more and more expensive.
Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?
Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?
A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs
Just a week after the school year ended, many parents will be fretting about the cost of books, supplies and uniforms,
Principals face high levels of bullying and even violence from pushy parents
Principals are almost twice as likely to face threats or actual violence than other working groups.
Cork students quizzed on the street during teachers strike, fail miserably
Do you know Pi?
Lawrie among four Irish golfers going back to school after losing Tour card
The lottery of the European Tour’s Qualifying School awaits.
These back-to-school fails will give you some major second-hand embarrassment
Failing at life.
The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students
Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.
Open Thread: How do you feel about sending your little one off to school?
All grown up.
9 memories from the first day back to primary school
Time of our lives.
Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential
Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.
Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets
Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.
9 crucial back-to-school supplies every 90s kid coveted
The only thing that made going back to school bearable.
Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned
Schools generally experience a spike in head lice cases at the start of a new term, as children congregate after months apart…
Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school
Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.