Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (75)

Michael McGrath

Question:

75. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will assist in resolving a matter relating to school transport for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48702/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. 

In the 2017/18 school year over 117,000 children, including over 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually at a total cost of almost €190 million in 2017

Bus Éireann has confirmed that a new contractor will provide a school transport service for the child in question from the beginning of December.