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School Transport Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 10 April 2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Questions (86)

Clare Daly


86. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of privately-owned large public service vehicles operating school contracts for Bus Éireann, on behalf of his Department, that failed the third party inspection process on first and second inspection, respectively, by county of operation for each year since 2017. [16849/19]

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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.

The level of detailed information requested is not readily available; I have asked Bus Éireann to respond directly to the Deputy when the figures are compiled.