12:01 Thursday, 01 August 2019
Almost half of parents have to delay paying bills in order to afford to send their kids back to school.
While roughly 1 in 10 parents are forced to borrow money to cover the cost – according to a new study by Barnardos.
The charity is calling on the Government to make school books free for primary school students in Budget 2020.
Single-parent Ciara McGowan says she struggles with the cost of her child’s uniform: