A local TD is calling on the Education Minister to ensure no child is left behind when it comes to places on school buses.

It follows reports that a service for 200 students in Leixlip, Co. Kildare was scrapped after a private company stopped running the route due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Sinn Féin says 30 children in Co. Meath may also be left with no transport between Skryne and Navan.

The party’s transport spokesperson, Meath East TD Darren O’Rourke says the Government moved too late to half the capacity on school buses: