Toll operators must forego proposed increases

Labour transport spokesperson Duncan Smith said the increases announced by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) must be reversed. Deputy Smith said in light of the cost of living crisis, and with a lack of clarity as to how roads will be improved as a result of these increases, it is unfair to expect already stretched commuters…

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Eye watering fines for Go Ahead and Dublin Bus underscore systemic service failures

Labour spokesperson for Transport, Duncan Smith has today (Tuesday 8th November) described the fines imposed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) on Go Ahead and Dublin as eye-watering and said the fines underscore systemic failures across the public transport system. In response to questioning from Deputy Smith at the Oireachtas Transport Committee the NTA confirmed…

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German study shows potential benefit of Labour €9 public transport ticket for Cork

Not too late to introduce project to offset costs says Maher & Horgan    Labour Cllr John Maher and local area rep Peter Horgan have reiterated the potential Impact that a €9 public transport ticket could have for Cork commuters by reducing costs and encouraging more social interaction, A new study by the Institute for…

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Bacik demands debate on An Bord Pleanála

Labour leader Ivana Bacik has called for a debate regarding serious allegations about An Bord Pleanála. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Bacik said the drip feed of information is unacceptable. With summer recess approaching, the Labour Party is calling for a Dáil debate on this crucial matter. Deputy Bacik said: “The lack of clarity and…

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Unsustainable transport costs must be addressed

• 20% reduction in transport fares already wiped out by cost increases Labour Senator Mark Wall has today (Friday, 18th February) demanded clarity from the government regarding the 20% reduction in transport fares and its actual effectiveness. Senator Wall said: “We welcomed the announcement from the government that people would see a 20% reduction in…

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