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03 August 2016 in , , , ,

School Costs 2016 - Infographic

1,476 parents spoke out about the cost of school in our annual School Costs Survey - once again showing us that the cost of education (which is supposed to be free) is placing parents under impossible burdens. See our infographic of the results....

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03 August 2016 in , , ,

Time to take the pressure off parents and end educational inequality

Parents demand action from new government to reduce the burden of school costs, said Barnardos today. Launching the results of their annual School Costs Survey the children’s charity echoed this call, as they reveal the huge pressure parents face finding the cash to cover their children’s education. ...

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22 July 2016 in , ,

Budget 2017 is Partnership Government’s first test to deliver for children

Speaking ahead of today’s Pre Budget Forum, hosted by the Department of Social Protection, Barnardos called on the new Government to act now to support those children who have been unaffected by the so-called economic recovery....

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19 July 2016 in , ,

Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness could end housing crisis

The Government’s Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness launched today captures the urgency of the crisis and includes positive and practical recommendations to end the crisis, said Barnardos. Although the children’s charity warned that the number of children’s lives blighted by the crisis will not change until the report’s recommendations become action....

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06 July 2016 in , ,

New Schools Admissions Bill to End Registration Fees

The new Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill by the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton contains important recommendations, especially regarding a ban on admission fees and an explicit ban on admissions discrimination....

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