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Education Minister Norma Foley. Photo: Julien Behal

Education Minister Norma Foley. Photo: Julien Behal

Education Minister Norma Foley. Photo: Julien Behal

Fears are being raised that the rural school transport scheme won't have enough capacity to carry 120,000 children owing to Covid-19 safety measures.

The Dáil also heard concerns schools will face a "loaves and fishes" scenario in trying to fit children in classrooms while allowing for social distancing.

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire raised both issues in the Dáil with Education Minister Norma Foley.