A NUMBER of children have returned to school this week “in dire need” of new school shoes as their old ones are too small but there is nowhere to purchase new footwear, it has been claimed.
Killarney councillor, Marie Moloney, has called on the government to allow children’s sections of shoe shops to reopen as it is must be deemed an essential service.
She said she has been speaking with parents who have toddlers that have started walking and those who need to upgrade a size and they are all badly in need of new shoes.
“Everyone knows of the importance of good shoes, especially in early childhood and it is recommended that children’s shoe size need to be reviewed every 12 weeks,” Cllr Moloney said.
She asked the minister and the government to conduct an urgent review of the current situation and to allow the children’s section of shoe shops to reopen.