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Local Link to attend The National Ploughing Championships 2019

  Local Link will be in attendance at the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from 17 – 19 September as part of the Government of Ireland Village. The Government of Ireland will have a significant presence at the NPC this year, with 150 Government Exhibitors in 19 marquees across 13,000 sq. metres…. [more]

NTA Announces Plan to Require Commercial Buses to be Fully Accessible

  All buses on commercial services could be required to be fully accessible by 2026 under a National Transport Authority (NTA) proposal published today. Proposals contained in the “Consultation on potential changes to the licence conditions for public bus passenger services with regard to accessibility”, if implemented as outlined, would mean that all vehicles would… [more]

Bus Stop Installation Under Way Ahead of New Services in Kilkenny City

  Work on the installation of bus stop infrastructure for the new city network is under way in Kilkenny. The works are being undertaken by Kilkenny County Council and funded by the National Transport Authority. Bus stops at a total of 36 locations are being installed along the Route KK1 and Route KK2, and works… [more]

NTA Announces Improvement to Bus Services On Roscrea to Portlaoise Route

  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced an updated timetable today for the Roscrea to Portlaoise bus service (Route 834), operated by Local Link Laois Offaly, that will bring a permanent enhancement to bus services in the area. The updated timetable will address gaps in service arising from the decision earlier this year by… [more]

Funding Now Available for Provision of Local Hackney Service in Rural Areas

  €6,000 funding available to drivers under pilot programme The National Transport Authority (NTA) is making funding available for the provision of localised hackney services in each of the below 15 Local Link areas nationwide. Under a pilot scheme, the NTA is offering grant funding of €6,000 to individual drivers, over twelve months, to operate… [more]

Transport for Ireland and Immigrant Council of Ireland launch new anti-racism campaign on public transport

Commuters asked to unite against racism by donating their selfies at Heuston Station A new anti-racism campaign on public transport has been unveiled today featuring commuters from across Ireland who are standing in solidarity against all forms of racism. Hundreds of selfies donated by passengers have been amalgamated to create a large montage representing diversity… [more]

New fleet and improved bus services for Drogheda

17 new jobs created for the town 5 new state-of-the-art vehicles 136% frequency increase between Drogheda/Laytown and Bettystown Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) are pleased to announce the introduction of significant service enhancements to services between Drogheda Town and Laytown commencing from Sunday, August 11th 2019. This enhanced network will be… [more]

Major Jobs Announcement for Naas as Go-Ahead Ireland Gears Up to Operate Routes on the TFI Network

  Go-Ahead Ireland, the country’s newest bus company, has officially opened its second depot in Ireland today. Located in the Naas Enterprise Park, the move sees Go-Ahead Ireland create a further 100 local jobs and invest millions in the next phase of its Irish operation. At today’s event was Ed Wills, MD of Go-Ahead Ireland,… [more]

More than 1.4 million ‘Kids Go Free’ trips so far this July

  There have been over 1.4 million trips taken by children on the TFI Network as part of the Kids Go Free on Leap promotion this month. And it’s not over yet! Kids Go Free continues until Sunday 28th July at midnight, so hurry up and take advantage of this great offer before it ends!… [more]


  New buses will be capable of zero-tailpipe-emissions operation, which is good news from an air quality point of view NTA has commenced the procurement process for up to 600 double-deck hybrid buses, as a key element of the BusConnects programme. NTA intends to enter into a Single Supplier Framework Agreement for the buses. This… [more]