Dáil Éireann - Volume 456 - 10 October, 1995

Written Answers. - School Transport.

114. Mr. O'Leary asked the Minister for Education if she will have arrangements made for school transport services from the Maulykeavane area in Kilcummin, County Kerry, in respect of children attending Annabla national school in the parish of Kilcummin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14399/95]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): The question of establishing a service to Annabla National School for children in the Maulykevane area was investigated by my Department earlier this year.

Of the seven children offering for transport, four were eligible and the remaining three were ineligible on age and distance grounds.

I understand that the children of two other families are now offering for transport and my Department has [1512] sought a report from Bus Éireann to determine their eligibility.

If it is found that there are now ten or more eligible children involved, my Department will immediately re-examine the possibility of establishing a service, and the Deputy will be informed of the outcome.