Landy angry at loss of Carrick to Dublin bus service

The intention of Bus Éireann to discontinue the Dublin service to Carrick-on-Suir which operates six times a day was raised in the Seanad by Labour Senator Denis Landy.

The intention of Bus Éireann to discontinue the Dublin service to Carrick-on-Suir which operates six times a day was raised in the Seanad by Labour Senator Denis Landy.

“Despite my best endeavours to contact Bus Éireann, by e-mail and by phone, I have got no response from it,” he

said. “However, I am

reliably informed

by SIPTU, one of

the unions repre

senting the work

ers, that it is pro

posed remove this

service in the first

week of March.”

Senator Landy said members would be aware that Bus Éireann is subsidised and has a public service obligation. It gets millions of euro per annum from the Government to provide exactly what is being provided to Carrick-on-Suir and other such towns, namely, a public service. “This service brings people from the town not alone to Dublin but also to all of the places along the way, including Kilkenny and Carlow. It allows people who do not have their own transport to visit loved ones in hospitals, carry out business in Dublin and attend social events. It is unacceptable that Bus Éireann is doing this without any proper negotiation or any proper information being provided to public representatives. ”