23 Feb 2015
PROPOSED CUTS IN BUS SERVICES ARE AT ODDS WITH GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO PROTECT RURAL IRELANDCountryside, Environment & Rural Affairs
IFA Deputy President and Countryside spokesman Tim O’Leary has called on Rural Affairs Minister, Ann Phelan to intervene and ensure Bus Éireann plans to reduce bus stops in rural areas will not impact negatively on affected communities.
Mr O’Leary said, “Minister Ann Phelan’s commitment to ‘rural proof’ all actions by State bodies and government departments is vital to ensure that critical services such as transport are maintained in rural Ireland”.
Bus Éireann’s proposals will result in many rural towns and villages left without a proper public transport service.