Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (185)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

185. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills if school transport for a child (details supplied) with medical issues will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16059/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

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

There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.

Bus Éireann has advised that an application for transport has not been received to date for the child in question; eligibility for school transport will be assessed when an application is received.