6. Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and
licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.
These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost.
(Open Textbook Library)
“Parents of primary school pupils pay on average between €50 and €100 on books while one-fifth (20%) of parents of secondary school pupils pay in excess of €300.”
Average cost o sending children to school: €395 primary, €800 secondary. [Source: Barnardos Cost of School in Ireland].