Halo of light shines bright

As schools struggle to make ends meet, initiatives like the Halo programme are set to become increasingly important

26th February, 2011

Finding the cash to make ends meet has never been easy for Irish schools, but it’s become even more difficult as parents who would traditionally have helped with fundraising efforts find their ability to do so diminished by job losses, higher taxes and falling wages.

For schools categorised as disadvantaged by the Department of Education, the challenge is even greater.

This category of school was targeted by the ESB for an initiative designed...

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