Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Old IRA Veterans.

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asked the Minister for Defence if, in the case of an Old IRA veteran who has to travel earlier and later than the prescribed times, he will make arrangements to have the free travel arrangements extended.

The free travel scheme for veterans is the same as that for old age pensioners as far as the restrictions on times of travel are concerned. These restrictions relate to peak travel periods during which spare seating capacity is generally not available. No alteration in the scheme is contemplated.