Public transport fares discriminate against teenagers claims councillor

A Sligo councillor is claiming teenagers between 16 and 18 in the north west are being discrimatated against when it comes to fares on public transport.

Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy says that in 2014, the child fare age was raised to 18 in the greater Dublin area but remains at 16 in the rest of the State.

Cllr Healy says this results in a person between 16 and 18 paying a higher fare on the way TO Dublin compared to a person travelling FROM or IN Dublin.

He says there should be a Statewide policy that all 16-18 year olds pay the same child fare on all public transport: