Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (284)

Dan Neville

Question:

284. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Limerick will qualify for the school bus service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23068/14]

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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 my Department/Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.

Bus Éireann which operates the school transport scheme on behalf of my Department has confirmed that the family in question are not eligible for transport as they reside less than 3.2 kms from the school referred to by the Deputy.

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

In this regard, the family in question should liaise with their local Bus Éireann office.