52-seat bus secured for Ballineen and Enniskeane Students

October 4th, 2019 2:01 PM

By Southern Star Team

St Brogan's College Bandon students Alan Phillips, Sarah Keohane, Rían DeBrún and Ronan Kelleher were left without a seat on the school bus (Photo: Denis Boyle).png

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Several secondary school students had previously been left without a seat on the school bus

Funding has been secured for a 52-seat bus to provide school transport for students in Ballineen and Enniskeane.

In a statement released today, Senator Tim Lombard said: 'Negotiations have now resulted in funding for a 52-seat bus – a substantial allocation which ensures that all children who required transport from Ballineen and Enniskeane have a seat on the school bus to Bandon.

'This extra bus was desperately required for the local area; many students requiring school transport were left without bus tickets when the school year started'.

On September 18 we reported that a mother was forced to quit her job in order to drive her children to school.

We'll have full coverage of this story in next week's Southern Star.

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