Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (138, 140, 141)

Clare Daly

Question:

138. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of money refunded to his Department following the investigations into corruption and-or irregularities in the Limerick office of Bus Éireann's school transport section. [41283/13]

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Clare Daly

Question:

140. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in relation to the Limerick office, where the refunds following the investigations into corruption and irregularities appear in the school transport accounts and in the acccounts of his Department. [41285/13]

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Clare Daly

Question:

141. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will be informing the Garda of the irregularities in the Limerick office of Bus Éireann's school transport section. [41286/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 138, 140 and 141 together.

The matters raised by the Deputy are proper to Bus Eireann. I am informed by Bus Éireann that in 2010, following an investigation instigated by the Company in relation to school transport matters in Limerick, disciplinary action was taken against an employee in line with Bus Eireann internal procedures. This was an internal disciplinary investigation conducted and concluded by Bus Éireann. Bus Éireann confirmed that the incidents that were investigated in 2010 did not require any monies to be repaid to my Department.