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Summer camps and cost-of-living increases make back-to-school costs particularly tough for families this year

Melanie Finn


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The average cost of covering the basics needed for a fourth-class pupil is €424 which rises to €814 for a first-year secondary school pupil. Stock image

The average cost of covering the basics needed for a fourth-class pupil is €424 which rises to €814 for a first-year secondary school pupil. Stock image

The average cost of covering the basics needed for a fourth-class pupil is €424 which rises to €814 for a first-year secondary school pupil. Stock image

ONCE we enter the latter part of the summer and the gloriously-long days start to shorten, the issue of the back-to-school costs starts to loom large in many parents’ minds.

It may be the annual mantra every August but thanks to the severe cost-of-living crisis, rarely have Irish families felt the various increases so keenly.


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