Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills
School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education
Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source
That is not the case. That has never been the system. The system has always involved application followed by final registration, which has always been on a particular date in July. We also consider eligibility rollovers. It would have involved changing the system. The priority was to ensure families who were eligible for tickets had their fees waived and to provide concessionary tickets where the potential for that existed. Concessionary tickets have increased by one third. I accept individual situations exist and individual families have been discommoded even though they did not meet the eligibility criteria.