Seanad debates

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Commencement Matters

Free Travel Scheme Eligibility

10:30 am

Photo of Brian Ó DomhnaillBrian Ó Domhnaill (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister and acknowledge that the third level education sector does not come within the realm of his Department. When I was submitting this matter for debate today, I initially contacted the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Officials within that Department advised that the matter was more appropriate to the Department of Social Protection. However, I appreciate, and agree with, what the Minister, Deputy Leo Varadkar, has said. If the Department of Education and Skills were willing to engage with the Department of Social Protection at ministerial or official level on this question, would the Minister consider it?


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