DEERING leads delegation to meet Minister over Bus Route 5.

10th March, 2015


Carlow / Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering will today (Tuesday 10th) lead a delegation to meet Minister Paschal Donohoe TD., to discuss the future of Bus Route 5.

“A few weeks back I contacted the Minister to convey my concern about the proposed erosion of bus services to Rural Ireland and in particular Bus Routes 5 and 7, affecting North Kilkenny and East Carlow. In fairness the Minister has already agreed to an extension of the North Kilkenny route until the end of June.

“Today I will meet the Minister with representatives from Rathvilly, Tullow, Kildavin and Bunclody. We will be emphasising to the Minister the importance of this route to the people of East Carlow and indeed Wexford as well. I am confident of a positive outcome to our meeting in the short term, but more significantly I am also confident that a long term solution will be found so that this important service can be retained.