HSE Spending €2,000 On Taxi School Run

Almost €2,000 is being spent every month by the HSE for taxi transfers to ensure two children in foster care can attend school.

Each day the children travel 150km by taxi to school. The school is in the town where the children were born and raised but they are currently in temporary foster accommodation some 70km away.

It is understood that no direct school bus route is available and the decision to sanction the taxi transfer was made on the basis of minimising the disruption to the lives of the two children involved, the Irish Independent reported.


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