Students in Kildalkey, Co Meath, who were not eligible for school transport to Trim, look set to accommodated on public transport from the start of next week. 

A statement issued by the parents of the affected students said a new flexi-bus will be re-routed to travel through Kildalkey village at 7:45am to bring passengers to Trim. 

It will also accommodate the collection of the students after school and on the half day on Friday. 

Last month, parents staged a protest by walking the 10km to school in Trim to highlight their case.

Bus Éireann said at the time that the students were ineligible for the School Transport Scheme as they were not attending the school nearest to them. 

The parents say they are "delighted with this result". The cost will be given at a concessionary rate they say. 

A number of parents, along with Meath TD Peadar Toibin, met with Minister John Halligan last week to discuss the situation.