Kerry parents struggling with back to school costs

Cash-strapped Kerry parents are turning to money-lenders to help them cover the cost of sending their children back to school. St Vincent De Paul That’s according to President of the St Vincent de Paul in the Tralee area, Junior Locke, who’s appealing to parents to contact the society, if they find themselves in debt. Both the Credit Union and the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, can also help in these situations, he says. The number of calls for assistance has increased significantly on last year, and Mr Locke says many of those getting in touch are at their wit’s end: [audio_player src=””]