A local councillor says the issues getting children seats on school buses shows rural Ireland is not a priority to the government.
Sinn Féin’s Pat Treanor says that due to government policy regarding transport during the pandemic many children in Monaghan have been left without transport to school.
Many parents are having to find alternatives with some having to leave work or because they can’t get a bus ticket.
He says that the policy must change to ensure that all families can access the service, and they have written for a second time to Minister Norma Foley to ensure there is a resolution before the full resumption of school.
Councillor Treanor says it once again shows the government is turning its back on rural Ireland: