Sligo County Council is to seek a meeting with the Minister for Transport in an effort to save Bus Eireann Expressway services in this region.
The Council this morning unanimously supported a motion to directly discuss the serious implications of any potential cuts with the Health Minister Shane Ross:
At this morning’s meeting of the council, Fianna Fail Cllr Seamus Kilgannon proposed that the council asked Transport Minister Shane Ross to come to Sligo to discuss the matter or else the council send a deputation to meet him.
The proposal was supported by the other councillors.
Cllr Kilgannon said that because of the nature of the Expressway service, it cannot be subsidised and it was unlikely a private company would come in and provide the same level of service.
Independent Councillor Margaret Gormley said all stakeholders, including the Minister, need to sit down and resolve the situation.
She added that playing one group off against the other was not good enough.
Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy said he and Deputy Martin Kenny had met bus drivers on Friday and heard their concerns.
Cllr Kilgannon told Ocean Fm News his fear is that if the service is lost, it will be gone forever