Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2396, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2456, 2457, 2458, 2461)

Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2396. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the pilot scheme for evening transport in rural areas under Local Link has not been extended as was initially planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32705/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2452. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the promised Local Link service for rural areas is not being expanded (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33891/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2453. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Local Link transport evening service will be provided for persons in isolated areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33892/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2454. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Local Link transport evening service will be provided for persons in isolated areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33893/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2455. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Loca Link transport evening service will be provided for persons in isolated areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33894/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2456. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Local Link transport evening service will be provided for persons in isolated areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33896/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2457. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Local Link transport evening service will be provided for persons in isolated areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33897/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2458. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Local Link transport evening service will be provided for persons in isolated areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33898/19]

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Danny Healy-Rae

Question:

2461. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Local Link transport will be provided for persons in isolated areas for evening services (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33914/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2396, 2452 to 2458, inclusive, and 2461 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme which now operates under the Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter I have forwarded your questions to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.