September beckons and families nationwide are beginning to feel the back to school buzz.
Some households are filling with excitement, others with dread, but all are forking out up to €1,400 for that free education.
Sinn Fein TD for Wicklow, John Brady has proposed giving all families a €140 “back to school bonus” to ease the financial strain.
Will the bonus work?
John Brady and Edgar Morgenroth is a Professor of Economics in DCU, join Newstalk Breakfast to debate.