The intercity bus route between Dublin and Cork, that services the towns of Cahir and Cashel will continue to operate after a new Public Service Obligation was introduced today by the National Transport Authority. This positive news was welcomed by Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary who raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions with relevant government ministers. Cahill also stated today that he expects and will continue to work for the Dublin to Limerick bus route to receive a similar result.
Speaking on this today, Deputy Cahill said: “I am delighted to welcome confirmation from the National Transport Authority that the Dublin to Cork bus route will be maintained as a new Public Service Obligation (PSO) is put in place. This route is vital to ensure the connectivity of rural towns such as Cahir and Cashel is secured and public transport links saved between the towns in the south of the county and our major cities.
“I raised the closure of the Expressway X8 service on numerous occasions in the Dáil and I have also been in contact with Minster Eamon Ryan’s office in relation to this over the last number of months. I am delighted that these concerns have been taken on board and that a new service will be put in place to keep Cashel, Cahir and surrounding areas connected to Dublin and Cork. I would like to acknowledge Cllr Micheál Anglim and Cllr Roger Kennedy for their hard work with me on this issue also.
“The Limerick – Dublin route, which passed through Nenagh and Roscrea, formally the Expressway X12 route, now needs the same treatment and recognition. I will continue to keep the pressure on the NTA and relevant ministers with the view of making this happen”, Cahill concluded.