Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills
School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education
Even before this I had made the very clear assertion that there is an opportunity to do things differently in terms of school transport. It is for that reason we have the review. Second, on announcing a cost-of-living measure, it was not possible to change criteria in recent weeks. It would have not been fair to everybody who meets the criteria. What we have done is provided for those who have met the criteria. That is fair. I do not take from the fact there are some who were concessionary ticket holders and who have not received tickets this year, despite the fact there has been an increase of one third in those receiving concessionary tickets.