Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (315)

Brendan Griffin


315. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding school transport in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8321/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the terms of my Department's Primary School Transport scheme children are eligible for transport where they reside not less than 3.2 kms from and are attending their nearest national school as determined by the Department/Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.

Children who are not eligible for school transport, under the terms of the scheme, may avail of transport on a concessionary basis subject to a number of a conditions including the availability of spare seats on an existing service and the payment of the annual charge.

Bus Éireann which operates the School Transport Scheme, on behalf of my Department, has advised that they have been in contact with the family in question regarding this matter.