School costs – Who benefits?

The annual discussion regarding the ever increasing cost of preparing children for the school year was aired on RTE today.

Although there’s a great mass of hot air vented every year on this topic the situation is really very basic.

A school jumper bought in Dunnes Stores costs about €15/20 and will easily last the year.

A school jumper bought from a ‘favoured’ outlet with a fancy crest costs in the region of €60.

So, just like the school prefab rental scandal, all we have to find out is – who benefits?