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Communion cost falls

THE average Irish family reduced their spend on their child's First Holy Communion by 25pc.

On average €744 was spent on the occasion, and money collected by 60,000 Communicants has also dropped from €468 to €432.

The survey found that on average, €179 was spent on the Communion outfit and accessories and a further €176 on clothing for the rest of the family.

Food and drink cost €303 while €86 went on entertainment.