TD lashes out at school cutbacks

“Families across the midlands are facing an extremely difficult autumn as education costs soar and the Back to School Allowance is cut,” Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy stated. The local deputy’s comments come in the aftermath of a €50 cut in the Back to School Allowance and a 5% increase in education costs over the past year. “The Government slashed the Back to School Allowance in the Budget, and those cuts will kick in this summer,” Deputy Troy added. “The allowance is being cut by €50 per child for the new school year. It means the payment for children over the age of 12 will reduce from €250 to €200 this summer, while the payment for children between four and 11 will go down from €150 to €100.”

“Families across the midlands are facing an extremely difficult autumn as education costs soar and the Back to School Allowance is cut,” Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy stated. The local deputy’s comments come in the aftermath of a €50 cut in the Back to School Allowance and a 5% increase in education costs over the past year. “The Government slashed the Back to School Allowance in the Budget, and those cuts will kick in this summer,” Deputy Troy added. “The allowance is being cut by €50 per child for the new school year. It means the payment for children over the age of 12 will reduce from €250 to €200 this summer, while the payment for children between four and 11 will go down from €150 to €100.”