Wexford TD James Browne says that any plans to address the school transport problem must benefit Wexford.
Deputy Browne understands that the Department of Education and Skills may have allocated one million euro to address the problems where students who applied for school bus passes do not qualify automatically and instead become concessionary applicants.
“At national level, the Department of Education and Skills is looking to see an additional one million euro can be allocated for school transport. For many years, County Wexford families have suffered from an unfair system where concessionary school-bus ticket holders do not automatically retain their school bus pass throughout their secondary school education.
“Time and time again, I’ve called on the Government to resolve this issue that is very unfair for County Wexford families, particularly those living in Ballygarrett, Killenagh, The Ballagh, Taghmon, Adamstown, Clonroche, and Killanne.
“Wexford has a high number of these cases. I hope that this issue will be resolved. Parents and children have been left in the lurch. After all, there’s less than a week to go until children return to schools. It’s vital that a speedy resolution is made for these cases.