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School Transport Eligibility

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 29 September 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Ceisteanna (510)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

510. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a student (details supplied) in County Mayo is not currently receiving a school transport service; her views on whether, under the specific circumstances of this case, a service should be provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33069/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 kilometres from and are attending their nearest national school as determined by the Department/Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.

The family referred to by the Deputy are eligible for school transport to the school in question. However, Bus Éireann has advised that payment details for this family were not submitted until after the closing date; at this stage all tickets had been allocated and the service is now operating to capacity. Should there be any change in the current position Bus Éireann will contact the family directly.

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