Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Questions (522)

Catherine Murphy


522. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of drivers and-or transport vehicle operators that failed alcohol and drugs tests over past three years to date in 2019 in Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail, Luas and at companies awarded contracts to operate public transport services; the nature of the sanctions imposed on those that have failed such tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42961/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

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

The issue raised is a matter for the individual transport operators and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to them for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A