FERGUS FINLAY: Parents have learned the hard way that school system is underfunded

On average, it’s €355 for a child starting school — that’s more than €1,000 if you have three children, writes Fergus Finlay.

Jayna McCluskey age 8, and Mark Araj, 10, at the launch of Barnardos' Annual School Costs Survey.

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