Norma Foley pushes for ‘costed’ free secondary school books scheme in budget

Attending the Fianna Fáil think-in Foley also said she was ‘very pleased’ that USC cuts were on the table

Norma Foley also said she was “very please” that a cut to the universal social charge was on the table

Norma Foley is pushing for the free primary school books scheme to be extended to secondary schools in the upcoming budget.

The Minister for Education told reporters at the Fianna Fáil think-in in Tipperary that she was keen to see the scheme, which has been initiated for primary schools this September, extended to secondary schools. However, she also said that secondary schools would be a more complex and potentially more expensive system to subsidise.

“It ...