Major mobilisation needed to ensure school transport services for all pupils – Brendan Smith TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Brendan Smith has written again to the Minister for Education to stress that a “major mobilisation of every possible bus service” takes place to ensure school transport is provided for all eligible students. 

The Fianna Fáil TD said, “We are inundated with very concerned and indeed angry parents in relation to the non-provision of transport at present. 

“The concessionary tickets have been an important part of school transport for decades.  

“Now we have students who had transport in the past and have no such provision for this school year.

“As a matter of urgency there must be a major mobilisation of every possible bus service, naturally with proper standards, to put in place these essential services.  

“Many families are not in a position to bring their children to school, through work commitments or not having a car available to them.

“Again I stress the need to have additional capacity in place for all students with absolute urgency.”