No quick fix to get MFG backed services back on track

Junior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny Mc Ginley says he doesn't believe that any interim arrangements will be reached over the weekend to restore rural transport and other services hit by the sudden closure this week of MFG Teo.

In a statement last night, the Department of the Environment and Pobal said after initial discussions with the MFG board, talks will continue with stakeholders to explore alternative methods of delivering services, particularly in terms of rural transport schemes.

However, no time scale is given.

Minister Mc Ginley says he's in close contact with Environment Minister Phil Hogan, but he's not hopeful of immediate results.