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Census figures cast doubt on school travel scheme

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

1st March, 2015

The number of children being driven to school has continued to rise despite a government-funded campaign which costs almost €2 million per year to run.

The Green Schools travel programme was set up in 2008 after the government became concerned at the huge drop in the number of children walking or cycling to primary school.

It was given a target of reducing car transport for pupils by 15 per cent, and getting them to walk, cycle...

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