165. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application by a person (details supplied) under the school transport scheme will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17799/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 116,000 children, including over 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually at a total cost of almost €190 million in 2017.
Changes t...

482. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress to date in the determination of application for school transport in the case of a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16794/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 116,000 children, including over 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually at a total cost of almost €190 million in 2017.
In genera...

24. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the fact that 327 children who applied on time for his Department’s school transport scheme were not allocated seats; if all 327 children were facilitated by private transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14455/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 116,000 children, including almost 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually at a total cost of almost €190 million in 2017.
The pur...

220. Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made in the provision of school transport for a child (details supplied) in County Cork. (Question 12140/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 116,000 children, including almost 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually at a total cost of almost €190 million in 2017.
Childre...

195. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for a transfer of school by a person (details supplied) will be decided upon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2774/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 115,000 children, including almost 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of my Department’s School Transport Sc...

88. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for school transport on medical grounds in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2408/18 asked on 18 Jan 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 115,000 children, including almost 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School Transport Scheme...

368. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the case of a person (details supplied) under the school transport scheme will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54911/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 115,000 children, including almost 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of my Department’s Post Primary School...

371. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding school transport for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54960/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
Currently over 115,000 children, including almost 12,000 children with special educational needs, are being transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Post Primary School Transport S...

324. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review a school transport application by persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45924/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School ...

325. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review a school transport application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45925/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School ...

326. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review a school transport application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45926/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School ...

346. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a bus ticket for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. (Question 46165/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Department’s Po...

347. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter in relation to a school ticket for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. (Question 46166/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School ...

411. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the request by persons (details supplied) for school transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46776/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Given the concerns regarding the welfa...

412. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) under the school transport scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46813/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of my Department’s Pos...

413. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) under the school transport scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46814/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of my Department’s Pos...

424. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16 did not qualify for a school bus in view of the fact that it was moved to a new site at a campus in Churchtown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46949/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School ...

425. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason parents of students at a school (details supplied) in County Dublin have not been contacted regarding their application for a school bus; if the school is eligible for a bus; if not, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46950/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Primary School ...

91. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of eligible students who applied for the 2017/2018 school transport scheme that did not receive a seat; if he is satisfied that the current school transport scheme operated by Bus Éireann is delivering transport for all students eligible throughout Ireland in a fair and transparent manner; if his Department requests information from Bus Éireann on eligible students who have not received seats; if a contingency plan is in place for students who do not receive seats; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45039/17 asked on 25 Oct 2017 - School Transport Applications Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. 
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Children are generally eligible for s...

129. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review a school transport application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44585/17 asked on 24 Oct 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Department’s Po...

98. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for bus escort funding for a school (details supplied) will be expedited. (Question 43051/17 asked on 11 Oct 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
The escort funding for the school in q...

179. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pupils who have applied for concessionary school transport for the current school year, by county; the number who were granted and refused respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42341/17 asked on 10 Oct 2017 - School Transport Applications Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
The information requested is as follow...

165. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) and have a bus ticket issued in this case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40670/17 asked on 26 Sep 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. 
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
In general, children with special edu...

81. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application for school transport under the provisions for children with special needs, disability and health conditions submitted to his Department for a person (detail supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40017/17 asked on 21 Sep 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. 
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
In general, children with special edu...

332. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a transport grant for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37308/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - School Transport Applications)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
During the 2016/17 school year almost 116,000 children, including some 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.
Under the terms of the Department’s Pr...