Bus Éireann Statement on school bus accident in Limerick

At approximately 8.50am this morning, there was an accident involving a sub-contracted vehicle on one of the company’s school transport services.

The accident occurred at Connolly’s Cross near Ballyneety in Limerick as the 57 seater bus was travelling to John the Baptist Community School in Hospital, Limerick.

There were approximately 46 students on board at the time. 

Bus Éireann are currently assisting the relevant authorities with their investigations into the incident.

Emergency services are at the scene and while there are some reported injuries, there are no confirmed fatalities.

Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot comment further at this time.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the emergency services for their rapid response, and we will continue to liaise with the school and parents of the injured students.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018