Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary Jackie Cahill has welcomed efforts by the National Transport Authority to ensure that bus passengers in north Tipperary are not left behind as a result of a change in licence on the current Limerick to Dublin airport route.

Deputy Cahill explained, “I have been engaging with the National Transport Authority in recent weeks to ensure that people living in Toomevara, Birdhill, Moneygall, and Roscrea are not left without a bus service as a result of changes in current Limerick to Dublin airport service. The NTA brought forward proposals this week, which I believe will provide a service to people in those areas.

“The NTS has signalled that it will provide a new Local Link service from Roscrea to Nenagh, which will serve Shinrone, Cloughjordan, Moneygall and Toomevara. I am pleased that the Authority recognised the need for a replacement service and I look forward to further engagements to ensure that this service is rolled out as soon as possible.

“The Bus Éireann 323 service is also going to be resdesigned to improve frequency and to provide a regular service to Castleconnell, Birdhill, Ballina, Portroe and Nenagh.

“I am pleased that options have been explored by the NTA and the bus providers in the area and I welcome the fact that passengers will not see radical changes to their routes or frequency. I will be working alongside the NTA, Local Link and the bus providers to ensure that these changes are implemented as swiftly as possible and with the minimum disruption to passengers”, concluded Deputy Cahill.