Dáil Éireann - Volume 525 - 09 November, 2000

Written Answers. - School Transport.

145. Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science if he has yet received a report from Bus Éireann in relation to school transport for persons (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25265/00]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): The position is that the provision of a school transport service in this case was previously turned down by my Department on the basis that there was not a sufficient number of eligible pupils to establish a service.

I have asked the school transport section of my Department to review the matter and the Deputy will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible.

146. Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science if he has yet received a report from Bus Éireann on the application for school [1334] transport for persons (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25266/00]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): I wish to inform the Deputy that improved school transport services have been sanctioned by my Department for the families concerned.

Bus Éireann has been informed and I understand that the necessary arrangements, to implement the decision, have been put in place by their local office.

147. Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress to date on the application by the board of management of a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny for a resource teacher. [25267/00]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): I am pleased to inform the Deputy that my Department has sanctioned part-time resource teaching support to the school in question.

The school authorities are being informed of this allocation.