Government TD insists there’s ‘no threat’ to rural Bus Eireann services

Government TD Tony McLoughlin insists there’s no threat to rural Bus Eireann Services.

Speaking on Ocean FM today, the Fine Gael TD said he would do everything to ensure vital expressway routes through the region are protected.

It comes on a week when a report commissioned by Bus Eireann recommended axing all expressway links.

Deputy McLoughlin says private operators competing against Bus Eireann is a problem that is costing the company money.

He says he’s committed to protecting any threat to routes but he insists the links will be retained: