How much does it cost to go back to school?

Caroline Erskine pays a visit to a primary school in Greystones, County Wicklow and speaks to parents about the cost of school uniforms and books. One parent comments

The fact that they wear uniforms makes it more inexpensive

Sister Germaine describes wearing a uniform as "a tremendous equaliser". At Saint David's Secondary School, Greystones, County Wicklow students can avail of the Parent's Association second-hand sale. 

The advice for buying books is

buy early and buy second-hand.

An RTÉ News report by Caroline Erskine broadcast on 2 September 1985.