Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1321, 1322, 1323, 1324)

Robert Troy

Question:

1321. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of occurrences in which private bus operators have been contracted in order to provide Bus Éireann bus services owing to vehicle breakdown in each of the past four years in tabular form. [19641/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

1322. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of occurrences in which private bus operators have been contracted in order to provide Bus Éireann bus services owing to driver absences in each of the past four years in tabular form. [19642/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

1323. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent on contracting private bus operators to provide Bus Éireann bus services owing to driver absences in each of the past four years in tabular form. [19643/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

1324. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent on contracting private bus operators to provide Bus Éireann bus services owing to vehicular breakdown in each of the past four years in tabular form. [19644/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1321 to 1324, inclusive, together.

The issues raised are a matter for Bus Éireann and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the company for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.