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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Back To School

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Graphic of the Day: Barnardos' School Costs Survey
Barnardos has provided with this graphic which outlines numerous findings from its School Costs Survey.
Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child
National Consumer Agency advises parents to plan and budget carefully for the costs of sending children to school in September.
Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course
The government agency was responding to a report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday about former taoiseach Brian Cowen’s enrolment on a six-week course at Stanford University.
Today and 5 other days that make you go... 'Meh'
There’s no Good Friday drama and no Easter Sunday festivities – but this particular Saturday is just one of a few milestones in the year that really drag.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
A round-up of the day’s big stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog
Joan Burton was responding to criticism over a major backlog in processing applications for the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance.
Department’s six-week backlog in processing back-to-school allowance forms
There is a major office backlog in processing applications for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.
Alec Baldwin won't be the next mayor of New York City
American actor Alec Baldwin says he needs to go ‘back to school’ before trying his hand at politics.
Back to school allowance to ease the burden on 160,000 families
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton says that €82 million will be allocated to families to buy clothes and shoes for school.
Tyra Banks goes back to school
Model and founder of TV show America’s Next Top Model has enrolled in the prestigious Harvard Business School.
The History Boys: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
We’ve been rooting through dusty archives all afternoon to highlight the six important lessons which United and Chelsea can take from their previous encounters.
The History Boys: the League Cup Final
We flick through the archives to see if there’s any lessons that Arsenal and Birmingham should be aware of as they prepare for Sunday’s Carling Cup showdown.
The History Boys: Ireland versus France
Those who forget the mistakes of the past are condemned to repeat them. We highlight six lessons which Declan Kidney’s men might learn from previous encounters against the French.