Bus Eireann's schools transport service to operate on Monday, March 5

Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

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Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann says its schools transport service will operate tomorrow where possible.

Bus Éireann’s schools transport service will resume in the morning but is dependent on local road conditions and whether or not schools will open.  

In a statement this evening, the company said; “Bus Éireann school transport services will resume tomorrow morning, March 5, dependent on local road conditions and possible school closures”.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson told the Leader that many of the services operate in rural areas, and on minor routes - and in certain parts of the country, these roads remained in a very poor condition or were in some cases, impassable.

“Given the ongoing Status Orange warning in some areas until noon tomorrow, there is likely to be disruption, particularly in parts of the East, South and Southeast,” she continued.

“Bus Éireann continue to monitor the situation and is making every effort to ensure as many school transport services as possible operate, where the school is open and it’s safe to do so.

“The safety of children and staff on board is the key deciding factor in the operation of any service.

“Bus Éireann is currently coordinating all known information and while the situation remains fluid we aim to provide an update on www.buseireann.ie by 7pm this evening (Sunday).”

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