Labour welcomes book scheme

The new schoolbook rental scheme will be welcomed by hard-pressed families, says Mountmellick’s Labour Cllr Lisa Delaney, praising Education Minister Ruairí Quinn.

The new schoolbook rental scheme will be welcomed by hard-pressed families, says Mountmellick’s Labour Cllr Lisa Delaney, praising Education Minister Ruairí Quinn.

An extra €5m per year for three years will give €100 per child to the 20 percent of primary schools not yet operating a book rental scheme, with €150 per child in DEIS schools.

“Budget 2014 protected class sizes and also introduced reforms to reduce costs of uniforms and expand breakfast clubs,” said Cllr Delaney.