Fianna Fail education spokesperson Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has commended the announcement that implementation will commence for post-primary school transport services to resume operating at 100% capacity after the October midterm break.
Senator O’Loughlin said “I have been contacted by Minister Normal Foley, and I am happy to confirm that her department are engaging with stakeholders to return post-primary school transport services to 100%, with implementation to commence following the October midterm break”
“I have been contacted by a number of families who were experiencing significant stress as a result of not being able to secure adequate school transport for their children”
“Capacity restrictions were absolutely needed during the height of the pandemic, and when our vaccination rate was much lower to protect our students- but I think we now need to ensure that our students are afforded an adequate transport service”
Fiona concluded “This will be a big operation for the department and for Bus Eireann, and it will take a period of time to re-organise and re-schedule services. But I will stay in regular contact with Minister Foley on this issue. Communications will be issued to families regarding any revised arrangements as they happen”