Brendan Smith welcomes €100 increase on back-to-school allowance, suspension of school transport fees and an additional 60,000 school meals

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Brendan Smith has welcomed a €100 increase on the current rates of back-to-school allowance. 

Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “I’m delighted to see this significant €100 increase in the back-to-school allowance for each eligible child. 

“The back-to-school allowance is an important payment to support parents and children as they prepare for their return to school. 

“In addition to this, the school meals programme will also be expanded which will see a further 60’000 children covered under the programme.”

The Cavan and Monaghan TD added: “Importantly, Government has also decided to suspend school transport fees for one year to help support parents which will see a saving of up to €500 for families. 

“Government is cognisant of the pressures facing people and Fianna Fáil are committed to finding solutions to alleviate those cost-of-living pressures.