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Bus Éireann stands over ban on over-70s school bus drivers amid shortage
The school bus service is experiencing shortages of drivers as schools return for the academic year.
Driver shortages leave children without school bus for another week
Many parents who had paid for and received a ticket still don’t know whether there will be a space on a school bus for their child.
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Secondary school buses to run at 50% capacity only, government confirms
The Department of Education said it had taken the decision following advice from NPHET.
Motorcyclist (20) dies following collision with school bus in Leitrim
The driver of the bus, aged in his 60s, received minor injuries.
Emergency services attend scene of collision involving school bus in west Cork
The incident happened near Durrus in the west of the county.
Around 10 children taken to hospital after school bus crashes into bridge in Dublin
The incident happened at around 10.45am at Blakestown Road, Mulhuddart.
Parents to protest march children 10km to school after access denied to bus service two weeks before term
Some students who were granted tickets in previous years have been denied them for the coming school term.
Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds
The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.
23 children killed after Indian school bus plunged off mountain
Initial reports indicated the bus driver was speeding as he took the children home and lost control at the edge of the gorge.
Witnesses sought to Limerick school bus collision
The incident occurred on Wednesday morning.
School bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust is taken out of service
The Department of Education said the “safety of children travelling on the school transport service is of paramount importance”.
Death toll from French school bus crash rises to six
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the process of identifying the victims was “extremely difficult”.
Four children dead after school bus and train collide in France
The incident happened this afternoon, close to the city of Perpignan.
Eight children taken to hospital after school bus crash
None of the children received serious injuries.
Lucky escape for schoolchildren after plank of wood goes through school bus windscreen
The bus driver told Highland Radio: “When you step back and look at it, it’s scary.”
'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses
John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.
Six children and eight adults killed as school bus plunges into canal in Turkey
The bus was returning from a school trip to a park and museum late last night.
12 things that happened on every Irish school tour bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round…
'The bus flipped and we all dropped to one side': Four students hospitalised after school bus overturns
The cause of the accident is not yet clear.
Allegations about Bus Éireann handed over to the gardaí
The documents contain allegations about individuals within Bus Éireann and bus operators who dealt with the company.
Bus Éireann 'expects to be able' to replace school bus services after company goes bust
Lough Swilly Bus Company, Ireland’s oldest bus company, entered receivership earlier this month.
16 children die in Pakistan school bus fire
The blaze was apparently caused by a spark when the driver of the dual-fuel van switched from gas to petrol.
GALLERY: Check out how quiet Busaras is during the strike
For context, it’s usually busier than this.
Some school pupils will be affected by Bus Éireann strike tomorrow
Most school pupils will be unaffected by the strike action by workers at the bus company.
Woman who drove on pavement ordered to wear 'idiot' sign
The woman was caught on camera driving on a pavement to avoid a school bus that was unloading children.
Bus Éireann welcomes High Court ruling on school transport scheme
The court found that the Bus Éireann does not have a contract with the Government, so the scheme does not have to be put out to tender.
Pakistan medics remove bullet from shot child activist
14-year-old Malala Yosafzai is intensive care after being shot in the head by the Taliban on her school bus.
Condemnation after Pakistan child rights activist (14) shot in head
Malala Yousafzai led a campaign for the right to education for children. She was shot in the head on her school bus.
VIDEO: Living on a bus, living on an old school bus
A US couple have converted a school bus (which still goes) into a two-storey home.
VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out
Quick-thinking pupil Jeremy Wuitschick managed to guide the bus to a stop – as this clip shows…
Two children found living in abandoned school bus in Texas
The parents of the children, who are aged 5 and 11, are believed to be in prison for embezzling money from hurricane victims.
15 children killed in Chinese school bus crash
Locals said that they tried to pull children from the wreckage after a bus crashed into a ditch, but that some of those killed drowned in the waist-high water.
Displaced Priory Hall children will be bussed to old schools
Funding has been provided for a school bus to bring the children from their temporary accommodation.