asked the Minister for Transport and Power if he is aware that persons arriving at Dún Laoghaire on the mail boat on Sundays have to wait for one or two hours for a bus or train to take them to Dublin city; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take to remedy the matter.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Transport Facilities for Mailboat Passengers.
The Mail Boat is scheduled to arrive at Dún Laoghaire at 6.40 a.m.—summer service. A train is waiting on the Pier to take passengers to Dublin. It departs at 7.10 a.m. and is followed by a second train which departs at 7.30 a.m. The first bus leaves Dún Laoghaire for Dublin at 8.45 a.m.
I am informed by Bord Fáilte that they have received no complaints in this matter and they are not aware that any problem exists.
The Secretary of the Old IRA Association in Dún Laoghaire made the complaint to me. There may have been a breakdown in the trains. I got that information. I am told it happened only three weeks ago. However, I shall inquire further and raise the matter again, in the light of what the Minister has stated.