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Relieved...toilet roll troubles tackled at Cork school

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Pupils were asked to occasionally bring their own toilet paper

The toilet-roll troubles at a County Cork primary school have been eased thanks to the generosity of a tissue firm.

Pupils at St John's Girls National School in Carrigaline had been asked to bring in their own toilet paper to save money.

The school sent parents a letter with the request last week and said it followed education cutbacks.

Now Kittensoft have couriered 720 loo rolls to St John's free-of-charge.

Paul O'Connor, brand manager at Kittensoft, said he sent the toilet rolls to the school on Tuesday after hearing the story.

"It should keep the school ticking over until after Christmas anyway," he said.

St John's principal, Catherine O'Neill, said the school had needed to find ways to reduce spending after a number of education grants were cut by government.

She said children who had failed to bring in toilet rolls would not have been left in the lurch.

"It isn't that if a child didn't bring in a toilet roll, they would have no access to a toilet roll," Ms O'Neill said.

"The toilet roll was to be kept in a box in the classroom and the bathrooms would be replenished when the ones that were there were used."



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