Senator O Domnhaill says cutting subsidiary bus service escalates costs

A Donegal Senator has told the Seanad that it doesn't make sense to cut the subsidised bus service which brings people to hospitals in Dublin for out patient appointments.

It was annouced last week by the Government that the service was being withdrew because not enough people use it.

Speaking on behalf of the Health Minister in the Seanad last night, Minister Brian Hayes said there is only an average of five people a day using the service.....

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But Senator Brian O Domnhaill responded saying that these figures could actually be disputed by the bus operator, Marleys.

And Senator O Domnhaill said cutting the service would actually escalate costs and not reduce them....

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