I am calling on the Education Minister to immediately clarify what is happening with the school transport fiasco.

“Since the announcement of free transport her Department are unable to cope with the demand.

There has been no forward planning and parents are still awaiting a response to their application for tickets.

Students entitled to tickets are being told there is no room on the bus and students who historically purchased concessionary tickets are being told that they will not get tickets this year.

This is a mess created by the Department and the Minister needs to intervene as a matter of urgency.

Families and schools in rural areas are worst affected”.