The Irish Mail on Sunday



With reference to the MoS’s reporting and comment on Bus Éireann and allegation­s of misconduct (MoS, May 18), there are a number of correction­s and facts we would like to bring to your attention.

To correct the assertion that many school transport services are run directly by Bus Éireann and ‘others are contracted out to private operators’, it is in fact the case that almost 90% of these services are provided by some 1,400 private contractor­s who undergo a transparen­t tendering process. This is conducted in accordance with EU legislatio­n on tendering and awarding of contracts.

The MoS claims that allegation­s of bribery have ‘profound

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