29 January 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Continuing dissatisfaction was aired at the January meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District with the public transport service for bus passengers between Monaghan and Dublin.

Members gave their support to a motion before the meeting from Cathaoirleach Sean Conlon, “That, due to the continuing lack of reliability of Bus Éireann scheduling, particularly the 3.15 am service from Monaghan to Dublin Airport, this Council seek a meeting with the National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann in an effort to regularise this vital transport service.”

The Cathaoirleach told the meeting that the subject of the motion had been a recurrent theme now over a number of years. Referring to further complaints that had occurred over the Christmas holiday period in relation to the scheduled 3.15 am pick-up in Monaghan of passengers wishing to be dropped off at Dublin Airport for flight departures, Colr Conlon said there was a responsibility on a State-governed service to ensure public transport was in place.

This was not the first time this vital public service had let people down. On one occasion over the Christmas period, people had arrived for their 3.15 am departure but 45 minutes passed before the bus arrived. By then some people had to drive…

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