I have written to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny tonight to ask him to recall the Dail to discuss the Apple tax situation and the crisis that exists with regard to school bus transport around the country. While I appreciate that the Cabinet is meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the Apple Tax issue, with the current format of the Dáil I feel it is only right that all members should be enabled to speak on the issue as this matter is of significant public importance and the government should hear the opinions of all members and parties before making a decision that will affect a generation of Irish people,
With regard to school transport, it is my opinion that a crisis is developing which if it is not addressed could have devastating effect on families all around the country. I have been made aware of pupils being expected to wait on busy main roads for school buses, where they could easily be collected at their homes. I have also been made aware of parents of children with special needs finding out just yesterday that transport they were expecting to be available tomorrow will not be available. This is nothing short of a scandal and cannot wait until the end of next month to be addressed.