Cahill Raises School Bus Capacity Issues In Parts Of Co. Tipp

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Parents of students trying to avail of school transport, who are attending secondary school in the Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry this year are reporting a lack of places.

Parents along the Cloneen – Mullinahone – Ballingarry bus route say there are not enough spaces to match the demand for tickets.

Deputy Jackie Cahill says he is working with Education Minister Norma Foley and the Department of Education with the aim of securing a larger bus to accommodate all of those who wish to avail of the free school transport that is in place this year.

The Thurles based TD says families are very concerned about the situation – however the TD says he and local councillor Imelda Goldsboro hope that providing a 52 seating bus instead of a 32 seater will solve the problem.

For now the Public representatives say they will continue to lobby for this solution in the hopes of avoiding considerable disappointment for the parents and students affected.