Fianna Fail General Election Candidate in Dublin South West, Charlie O’Connor has said that while changes are needed in the provision of Dublin Bus services across the city and county, any new plan must feature input from those that use the public transport service.

He was commenting after attending Friday’s public information session which was held in the Square, Tallaght.

“It is hugely important that the people of Tallaght and surrounding areas such as Firhouse and Citywest are given an opportunity to air their concerns about the proposed changes to bus routes,” said local Councillor, Charlie O’Connor.

“There has been much debate and discussion about the recent proposals to change and augment the Dublin Bus network, particularly in Dublin South West.

“Public bus services in Dublin are in dire need of improvement but it’s essential that local commuters, who are directly affected, have their say on these proposed changes.

“Thousands of people living in our locality rely on a quality bus service to get to work, school, local shops, to the hospital or to go about their daily lives. I urge these residents to examine the proposed plans and make formal submissions to the Bus Connects consultation by email to: consultations@nationaltransport.ie,” he concluded.