Barnardos. (ND). School Costs. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/693
Families on social welfare and those on low incomes face enormous financial pressure in meeting back to school costs. The cost of school books averages €144 for a primary school pupil and €302 for a student at second level. Families also then need to find money for school uniforms, footwear, sports gear and equipment, school tours, and voluntary contributions to schools.