Terms and Conditions – School Transport 2023-2024
It is your responsibility to ensure your child has proof of purchase either in printed or digital format on boarding the bus each Monday and the driver will issue their weekly ticket which is ONLY valid until Friday of the same week.Without proof of purchase the driver may refuse to allow them to travel.
Please note the weekly ticket is ONLY valid for one week, regardless of whether or not all the journeys were used in the period Monday to Friday. Unused journeys will NOT be refunded.
All tickets MUST be purchased online without exception.
Weekly tickets must be purchased by 6pm each Saturday for the coming week .
Please provide your child with the receipt either in printed or digital format which they must show to their driver each Monday on boarding the bus. The driver will then issue their ticket which is valid from that day until Friday of the same week.
Refunds will NOT be given for any unused journeys.
Buses operate morning and afternoon, half days are only serviced when ALL schools have a half day.
For annual and half year school bus tickets the school term commences Mon 28th August and operates until Fri 22nd Dec 2023 for half yearly tickets and from Mon 28th August to Fri 31st May for annual ticket holders.
Travel is only allowed with a current valid School Transport Travel Ticket which should be carried at all times and produced for inspection by the driver or any authorised official of Halpenny Transport Ltd.
There is a charge of €5 for a replacement half year or annual ticket.
School Transport Travel Tickets are not transferable.
School Transport Travel Tickets may only be used for travel to and from school on schooldays during the School Term.
Arrive in good time, form an orderly single line, stand back from the bus and wait until bus has fully stopped and doors are opened before entering the bus. No pushing or shoving on entering the bus and use handrails where available.
Please wear Safety Belts at all times when travelling by bus.
Store all luggage at your feet, on your lap or in luggage bay. DONT block the walkway .
Emergency doors are never to be tampered with or blocked in any way.
NEVER throw missiles or objects of any sort while on the bus.
Always follow the drivers instructions and don’t distract the driver.
In the event of RED weather warning , buses will NOT operate.
Terms and Conditions – Private Coach Hire
These conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally or in writing. The hirer acts on behalf of all passengers travelling on the vehicle / vehicles. If the hirer is a company, group, or partnership, an individual must be named as the person responsible for all the passengers travelling. The hirer or nominated person (hereinafter referred to as “the hirer”) will be responsible for the actions and decisions of each passenger on board including any additional costs incurred in performing the contract, whether or not the hirer actually travels with the party. Halpenny Transport Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “the company”) will accept instructions from the hirer. If the hirer is not travelling with the party, another representative must be chosen, and the company informed prior to the journey taking place and a contact number provided.
Quotations are given on the basis of the most direct route and on the information provided by the hirer. The route used will be at the discretion of the company unless it has been particularly specified by the hirer, in which case the route will be clearly shown on the quotation. All quotations are given subject to the company having available a suitable vehicle at the time the hirer accepts the quotation. Quotations are valid for 28 days – unless otherwise stated. Quotations are given for coach and driver only. Any additional charges will be separately identified and will be the hirer’s responsibility – unless otherwise specified.
3. On-Line Bookings
Bookings required within 24 hours of being placed, particularly those required and placed during weekends or public holidays MUST also be telephoned.
4. Use of Vehicle
The hirer cannot assume use of vehicle between outward and return journeys, nor for the vehicle to remain at the destination for the hirers use unless this has been agreed with the company in advance.
5. Route and time variation
The company reserves the right to levy additional charges for additional mileage or time than that agreed. The charges will be pro rata and in accordance with the formula advised on the booking confirmation. The vehicle will depart at times agreed by the hirer, and it is the responsibility of the hirer to account for all passengers at each departure time. The company will not accept liability for any losses incurred by passengers who fail to follow instructions given by the hirer.
6. Drivers Hours
The hours of operation for the driver are regulated by law, and the hirer accepts the responsibility of ensuring the hirer keeps to the hours and times agreed by the company. Neither the hirer nor any passenger shall delay or otherwise interrupt the journey in such a way that the driver is at risk of breaching regulations relating to his driving hours or his duty time. If a breach occurs, the hirer will be responsible for any additional costs incurred, unless the breach is outside the control of the hirer. Any additional costs will be calculated as set out at condition 4.
7. Seating Capacity
The company will, at the time of booking, agree and specify the legal seating capacity of the vehicle to be supplied. The hirer must not load the vehicle beyond this capacity.
No animals (other than guide dogs and hearing dogs notified to the company in advance) may be carried on any vehicle without prior written agreement from the company.
Written confirmation by the company is the only basis for acceptance of a hiring or for a subsequent alteration to it’s terms.
Any deposit requested must be paid by the first date agreed, and paymentin full must be made by the second date agreed- before the start of the hire, unless otherwise agreed by the company.
11. Cancellation by Hirer
If the hirer wishes to cancel any agreement, the following scale charges will apply in relation to the total hire charge. The cost of accommodation, meals and entrance fees which have already been purchased by the company at the request of the hirer, will be charged in full to the hirer, plus any administration charges incurred by the company. Cancellation of coach hire due to inclement weather conditions will also be charged as set out below:
Coach Hire Days
(Prior to Departure)
10 days or more
Loss of deposit / 10% of hire cost
15% of cost of hire
25% of cost of hire
50% of cost of hire
Day of hire
85% of cost of hire
Arrival of coach at pick-up point
100% of cost of hire
12. Cancellation by the Company
In the event of any emergency, riot, civil commotion, strike, lock out, stoppage or restraint of labour or on the happening of any event over which the company has no control (including adverse weather and road conditions) or in the event of the hirer taking any action to vary the agreed conditions unilaterally, the company may cancel the contract by returning all money paid by the hirer without further or other liability.
13. Vehicle to be provided
The company reserves the right to provide a larger vehicle than that specified at no additional charge unless any extra seats are used in which case any additional pro rata charge will be made to the hire charge. The company reserves the right to substitute another vehicle (including those of other operators) or ancillary facilities for all or part of the hiring subject to such substitutes being of at least equivalent quality.
14. Breakdown and Delays
The company gives its advice on journey time in good faith. However, as a result of a breakdown or traffic congestion, or other events beyond the reasonable control of the company, journeys may take longer then predicted and in those circumstances the company will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered by the hirer as a result.
15. Agency Arrangements
Where the company sub-contracts vehicles from other operators at the request of the hirer and where the company arranges ancillary facilities such as meals, accommodation, ferries, entrance fees, admission tickets or any other services provided by another supplier, it does so as agent for and on behalf of the hirer. Any terms and conditions imposed by such other suppliers through the company shall, insofar as they are supplied to the hirer, be binding on the hirer as if he/she has directly contracted such services and the hirer shall indemnify the company against any loss, claim, damage or award in respect of a breach of supplier’s terms and conditions brought about by the hirer’s actions.
16. Passenger Property
All vehicles hired by the company are subject to restrictions on carrying luggage for statutory safety reasons. The hirer accepts that the driver shall be the sole judge as to whether and to what extent passengers’ property is carried. Large, bulky items may not be able to be carried, and the hirer should take all steps to notify the company in advance of such requirements. The company accepts any personal property of the hirer and passengers on the understanding that it will take reasonable steps to avoid loss or damage. The hirer should notify the company or the driver if items of exceptional value are to be carried on the vehicle. It is the hirer’s responsibility to minimise risk of loss when property is left unattended.
17. Conduct of Passengers
The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle at all times, and as such may remove any passenger whose behaviour prejudices safety. The hirer is responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle by the passenger for the duration of the hire. Where the hire is to a sporting event, the hirer should be aware of the legal requirements relating to alcohol and the conditions of entry to sporting events / public places.
In the event of complaint about the company’s services, the hirer should endeavour to seek a solution by seeking assistance from the driver or from the company. If this avenue has not provided a remedy, complaints should be submitted in writing and within 14 days of the termination date of hire.
No bill, poster or notice is to be displayed on any vehicle without written consent of the company.
20. Refreshments and Alcohol Drinks
Other than a vehicle fitted expressly for that purpose, food and drink may not be consumed on any vehicle without prior written consent from the company.
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Changes and cancellations
Change and Cancellation charges apply. Cancellation requests made after the dates printed on the ticket cannot be facilitated. Bookings that have not been cancelled prior to the expiry date on the ticket are not eligible for refund.
In order to qualify for a refund, cancelled tickets must be submitted to Halpenny Travel within 28 days of the expiry date as printed on the ticket. Cancelled tickets should be submitted to Halpenny Travel, Blackrock, Dundalk. Co Louth. Ireland.
The following refund rules apply:
» Cancelled up to the day before travel – 80% refund on the ticket price.
» Cancelled on the day of travel – 50% refund on the ticket price.
» All cancellations must be made before the time of travel to be considered eligible for refund.
» Tickets must be presented for cancellation.
» No refund on card fees.