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€5.3m allocated to contractors operating the Department of Education school transport scheme

May 28, 2022 11:05 By News Northern Sound
€5.3m allocated to contractors operating the Department of Education school transport scheme €5.3m allocated to contractors operating the Department of Education school transport scheme
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€5.3m has been allocated to contractors operating the Department of Education school transport scheme.

The funding is to help ease the impact of increases to the cost of fuel for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of this year.

Cavan Monaghan TD, Deputy Brendan Smyth, highlighted how over 121,400 children, including over 15,500 children with special educational needs, are being transported on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country.

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In this region 5,800 vehicles are operated by private contractors under contract to Bus Eireann for the provision of school transport scheme services.

Deputy Smith added that the financial contribution is a temporary measure and fuel costs will continue to be kept under review.

 

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