A public meeting is being held to address the problems regarding the significant number of school children in South Inishowen who cannot avail of school transport this September.
The meeting, organised by Inishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, will take place on Monday at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Hall, Muff.
Speaking ahead of the event, Cllr Murray said, “In recent times I have been contacted by numerous families from Muff, Bridgend, Tooban and Burnfoot whose children are been unable to get a school bus ticket.
“Bus Eireann have confirmed that there are at least twenty children affected in these areas and that there are no additional seats available.
“Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and I have been in regular contact with Bus Eireann in order to put forward the case for an extra bus but, to date, this has not been agreed.
“Therefore we are calling this public meeting for parents to put forward a united voice to demand their children’s right to school transport.
“Many of these families live more than ten miles away from their school. It is simply not feasible for working parents to drive that route twice a day. This puts their children’s access to school in jeopardy and that is simply not acceptable.
“We are inviting everyone in the area, particularly affected parents, to come along and make your voice heard.”