A meeting is being held in Laois today as five pupils in the area have not been allocated a seat.
The Tánaiste says school transport fees may be re-introduced next year, as oversubscribing has become an issue.
Fees were waived in an effort to save families €650 this year, but now thousands are going without a place on the bus.
A meeting is being held in Laois this evening as five pupils in Emo, Vicarstown and The Rock were not allocated seats.
Longford-Westmeath Sinn Féin TD Sorca Clarke says the money that families should have been saving is now being used to find alternative ways to get their kids to school: