Bus Eireann cut rethink welcomed

Laois/Offaly Sinn Féin TD, Brian Stanley, today welcomed proposals by Bus Eireann to continue to provide bus services in Laois following the planned changes to Route 8 - Dublin to Cork.

Laois/Offaly Sinn Féin TD, Brian Stanley, today welcomed proposals by Bus Eireann to continue to provide bus services in Laois following the planned changes to Route 8 - Dublin to Cork.

“I welcome Bus Eireann’s review of services through Abbeyleix, Durrow and Johnstown and the proposals put by them to the National Transport Authority (NTA). The proposal to introduce services from these 3 towns to connect with services in Portlaoise is a step in the right direction.

“If a commercial licence is granted this service will operate for only 6 weeks to provide time for the NTA to put in place a more permanent solution, and immediate steps must be taken to put a comprehensive service in place.

“The people in Laois and Kilkenny who depend on a bus service on this route deserve nothing less and I will be in direct contact with Bus Eireann to press for this. “ ENDS