A Waterford Councillor says changes to the concession scheme for post-primary school public transport amount to discrimination against children living in rural Ireland.
Under the scheme, parents are entitled to a suppliment for public transport ranging from 220 euro per family for primary students, up to 650 euro for secondary students.
However in 2011, the system was changed and a rule brought in which stated the child must attend the nearest secondary school to their home to receive the payment.
Councillor Pat Fitzgerald says it’s become a problem over the past number of years, especially as it limits the choices of parents and pupils.
The Sinn Fein Cllr says despite his efforts, the Department of Education have not given a clear response on the issue.