Donegal is one of 15 counties for planned late night bus service

A late night rural bus service is being planned for 15 counties with Donegal being one of them.

The proposed extended service will be on existing routes while it is being piloted, and is under active consideration by the Transport Minister.

Fine Gael has developed the plan with Local Link operators, which is overseen by the National Transport Authority.

Party Chairman Martin Heydon says it’s about connecting rural communities and not just servicing rural pubs in the face of Shane Ross’s tough new drink driving rules: