I welcome the announcement by the Minister for Transport of additional and
enhanced public transport services for Cavan/Monaghan.
There needs to be a substantial increase in such services particularly connecting
our smaller towns and villages.
This is clear evidence of the government’s commitment to the improvement of
public services in rural Ireland. Connectivity to our towns is particularly
important for persons accessing education and health services and facilitating
people travelling to employment
The new services include:
171 Shercock – Dundalk
170 Cavan – Dundalk
Cavan – Kells – Gibbstown
Bailieboro – Cootehill
Cootehill – Shercock – Bailieboro – Virginia
Clones – Newry
Sligo – Cavan
I have asked the Minister to have these services put in place at the earliest possible date. Additional capacity is also needed on the Cavan/Dublin route.