‘Huge’ numbers of children unable to access State-funded bus services

Children being ‘left at side of the road’ due to poor handling of transport scheme – TDs say

Bus Éireann’s acting chief executive, Stephen Kent, acknowledged that the service could do better, but insisted that ‘98-99 per cent’ of children were getting to school.

Bus Éireann’s acting chief executive, Stephen Kent, acknowledged that the service could do better, but insisted that ‘98-99 per cent’ of children were getting to school.

Huge numbers of children are being “left at the side of the road” and unable to get to school due to problems accessing State-funded school bus services, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

TDs at Wednesday’s meeting of the Oireachtas education committee expressed frustration that many children who have had places on the school transport scheme for years have been unable to get a bus seat this year.

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