16 Jan 2018, 11.48

The Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will resume its hearings on accessibility of public transport for people with disabilities and will carry out scrutiny of EU legislative proposals at its meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

The agenda for the meeting is:

AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals: Schedule A:  COM(2017)648 (Combined transport of goods); COM(2017)653 - (Promotion of Clean and Energy-Efficient Road Transport Vehicles).Schedule B: COM(2017)406, COM(2017)726. (ii) Accessibility of Public Transport for people with disabilities (resumed) [Mr Ray Coyne, CEO, Dublin Bus; Mr Jim Meade, Train Operations Director, Irish Rail; Mr Ray Hernan, Acting CEO, Bus Eireann; Mr Seamus Egan, Performance Director, Transdev Ireland and Mr Kevin Traynor, National Director, Coach Tourism &Transport Council of Ireland]

Committee Chair, Deputy O’Dowd said: “The availability of, and access to, public transport is essential for many people with disabilities to play a full and active part in society, engage with their communities, access services and work. We have already heard from a number of groups working and campaigning for disability rights to get their perspectives on accessibility of public transport for people with disabilities. Tomorrow we will continue with our hearings on the accessibility of public transport for people with disabilities when we will discuss the issue with a number of transport operators. It is an opportunity for the Committee to examine what measures have been implemented to date to ensure there is an accessible public transport system to meet the needs of people with disabilities and consider what measures still need to be put into effect to make public transport more accessible.”

The Committee will start at 1.30pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 in Committee Room 2, Leinster House. Committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership


Solidarity - People Before Profit

Sinn Féin

Social Democrats

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil


Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil