Update – Bus Eireann says Lough Swilly school runs will be replaced after Easter

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Bus Eireann has told Highland Radio that work is underway to ensure that there is no disruption to school transport when the Lough Swilly Bus Company ceases trading this weekend.

Bus Eireann says 2,000 schoolchildren hold tickets issued by Bus Éireann for use on over 50 school bus routes and a number of public scheduled bus services provided by Lough Swilly, and Bus Éireann is endeavouring to have arrangements in place so that these children will have a suitable service to school when they return after the Easter school holidays on Monday week next.

Meanwhile, the owners of Boyce Travel have said they’re interested in taking on some of the Lough Swilly bus routes.

The General Manager with Boyce Travel, Aidan Boyce said they’ve made enquiries, but are not getting answers.

Donegal North East Deputy Joer Mc Hugh says he’s spoken with Transport Minister Leo Varadkar with a vie towards having alternatives in place as quickly as possible, as well as meeting with Foyle MP Mark Durkan to discuss the cross border routes run by the company.

He says he’s been assured by the minister that a process to get new companies on the routes will be expedited…………