If you thought proposed Government cuts here were likely to go too far, spare a thought for pupils in Ireland. A toilet tissue company has sent 720 rolls to an impoverished primary school that had asked pupils to bring in their own.
Kittensoft said the free supplies should keep St John's Girls' National School in County Cork ticking over until Christmas. Principal Catherine O'Neill made the unusual request to parents after grants were slashed by the Government.
But she insisted that pupils without loo roll would not be left in the lurch. Instead, emergency toilet paper would be kept in a box for those caught short.