Education Committee to discuss operation of the School Transport Scheme

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills will focus on matters relating to the operation of the School Transport Scheme at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 11 July 2017.

Issues for discussion may include:

• the selection criteria/rules (relating to the awarding of contracts);
• catchment areas;
• special needs requirements; and
• eligibility of students who can avail of the service.

Attending the meeting are: Officials from the Department of Education and Skills and Representatives from Bus Éireann; the National Council for Special Education (NCSE); the National Parents' Council Primary; the National Parents' Council Post-Primary; and the National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE).

The meeting will commence at 4.00pm in Committee Room 2 tomorrow, Tuesday 11 July 2017.

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here:

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

Committee Membership:

Chairperson: Fiona O'Loughlin TD (Fianna Fáil)


Joan Burton (Labour)
Thomas Byrne (Fianna Fáil)
Ciaran Cannon (Fine Gael)
Jim Daly (Fine Gael)
Catherine Martin (Green Party)
Carol Nolan (Sinn Féin)


Maria Byrne (Fine Gael)
Robbie Gallagher (Fianna Fáil)
Trevor Ó'Clochartaigh (Sinn Féin)
Lynn Ruane (Independent)