Survey: Thousands of parents seek help for back-to-school costs

More than 5,000 parents a week are looking for State help with the cost of going back to school.

According to a survey by mummypages.ie, more than half spend an average of €196 on uniforms and two thirds of parents still buy them through the school.

Up to 98% spend between €75 and €188 on school books and stationery.

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