Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (111)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

111. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if school transport can be provided for a person (details supplied) in view of the circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6080/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 confirmed that a school transport service will be available for the child in question when he is ready to return to school.