Dáil Éireann - Volume 506 - 03 June, 1999

Written Answers. - School Transport.

87. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science if a second bus will be provided for home transport for children with special needs attending a special class at Glencastle national school, Glencastle, County Mayo. [14767/99]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): My Department has no plans to introduce a second bus service on the service in question.

The matter will be considered again during the summer when all school services are reviewed to take account of new pupils and school leavers.

88. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will meet a delegation from Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, County Cork, to discuss the unsatisfactory nature of the school transport system as it affects the college. [14768/99]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): I have recently received a submission from the school authorities on the matter of public scheduled services, which operate to this school. The matter is currently under examination within my Department. I will be available to meet with representatives of Colaiste an Phiarsaigh in the near future to discuss the issue.