The school bus service, which is for children who have a long distance to their nearest school, has been made free by the government but you must register in the next week.
School children who are eligible for the scheme must register before July 29th to get free fares for the coming year.
Commenting on the scheme, Cllr Ian Carey said:
“There is not a huge amount of children in Swords who are eligible for this free transport scheme but for those who are it will be a welcome relief.
“If you travel further than 3.2km to primary school or 4.8kms to secondary school then you may be eligible and I would strongly recommend you check.
“Going back to school is always an expensive time for families and with the rising cost of living this year it will be particularly hard.
“Not only will this free transport scheme save parents money but if there is strong take up then it will ease congestion around schools, reduce emission and lower air pollution. It’s very much a win-win-win.
“I’m glad to see this government give priority to public transport both through reducing fares and investing in new infrastructure.
“I really want to get the message out that families need to register now.”
This scheme means cost savings ranging from €100 for primary school pupils up to €500 for a family with more than one child in secondary school, subject to eligibility.
This is a temporary scheme for this year only.
Parents who wish to register can do so at schooltransport.buseireann.ie Children are eligible for free transport at primary level for 22/23 where they live not less than 3.2 kilometres from and are attending their nearest national school. At secondary level that distance changes to 4.8 kilometres. Parents should check the Bus Eireann website for further details on eligibility.