“This only applies to new pupils starting Primary school or moving to Post Primary in 2021/22 or those who are changing home address or school that need to apply,” said Senator O’Loughlin
The application for primary and post primary pupils can be found online at www.buseireann.ie/schooltransport.
The School Transport scheme supports transport to and from school for children who reside remote from their nearest school. Bus Ēireann operates the school transport scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and transports over 114,000 children to and from school on a daily basis.
It is also important to point out that payment for school transport tickets will open from the 16th of June 2021 and the final deadline for payment is the last Friday in July (subject to final confirmation by the Department of Education). Further communication will be sent to registered applicant families in relation to this deadline for payments.
School Transport services for the new school year will commence from the 26th August 2021.