Sunday 4 December 2016

Parents must all oppose books bill

Published 04/09/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- Congratulations to Eilis O'Hanlon on her excellent article on the cost of schoolbooks.

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I am a mother from Swinford, Co Mayo, who has been hammered with huge book bills for many years.

Last May I wrote to the Education Minister to complain. His department quickly informed me that this matter had absolutely nothing to do with them -- the selection of books rests entirely with principals and teachers of individual schools.

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