Bus Eireann has identified a contractor to enable the resumption of school bus services from Meelick to Limerick.
The route has been suspended since September due to acute driver recruitment and retention difficulties facing the provider.
Bus Eireann’s policy of not allowing drivers aged over 70 to operate school runs has been identified as a central issue by parents and politicians alike, while its understood the route from Kilfenora to Ennistymon is still facing disruptions.
Tulla-based Fianna Fáil Senator Timmy Dooley believes the government must make the career more attractive to prevent future hardship for parents and guardians.
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