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‘Disgraceful’ restrictions on Limerick bus service

ENNIS students are being stranded because of restrictions on a bus route service being operated between Ennis and Limerick, it has been claimed. An online petition has been started on the Ennis Forum Facebook page calling for Dublin Coach to once again be allowed to drop passengers at Arthur’s Quay at morning rush hour or collect them from the Limerick stop in the evening peak. With students returning to college in Limerick this month, the restrictions to the company’s licence from the National Transport Authority has led to visitors to the Ennis Forum describing it as “disgraceful”, with calls for the service to return According to one post, students who have turned up to get the bus have been told that they cannot get off at Arthur’s Quay because of the licence restrictions, leaving them late for classes. Clare Fianna Fáil TD and party transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley is now calling on the National Transport Authority to explain why it …

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Restricted timetable on Limerick set down

EARLY morning commuters on route 300 between Ennis and Limerick city cannot take advantage of the €5 single fare offered by Dublin Coach because the weekday 7am, 8am, 9am or 10am buses are not allowed to set down or pick up passengers at Arthurs Quay. Public servant, Joe Duffy, who lives in Ennis and works in Limerick, only discovered this restriction when his car broke down last month. “My car broke down in January and I needed to use public transport, so I made some enquiries about the times and cost of buses and trains between Ennis and Limerick. The cost of taking the train was €11.35 one-way online and at the station, and I found out that the cost to Limerick by Bus Éireann bus is €9.50 one way, and the Expressway special offer fare is €8 one way. I looked at Dublin Coach which goes from Ennis to Limerick city centre and that’s €5 one way. That was …

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Teaming up with Special Olympics

THE IFA has unveiled its partnership with the 2014 Special Olympics Games Ireland. IFA is a bronze partner of the equestrian competition at the Games, which will be held in Limerick from June 12 to 15. IFA president Eddie Downey and the organisation’s national treasurer, Jer Bergin, said, “We’re proud to partner with 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games and all that they represent. IFA chose to get involved with the Games to support participating Irish farm families and our members volunteering at the Games. With their drive, determination, commitment and passion, Special Olympic athletes are incredible role-models for all’. More than 1,500 athletes will compete in the Games and will be supported by 500 coaches, 3,000 volunteers and 3,000 family members. Meanwhile, a coach company owned by a West Clare man and which recently launched an Ennis-based service, has been appointed as official transport partner for the Games in Limerick. Dublin Coach have progressed through a lengthy tender process over …

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Coach hub brings jobs to Ennis

By CAROL BYRNE THE new Dublin Coach service which started motoring recently from Ennis to the capital will result in up to 50 permanent jobs when the company wheels out its new Quicktours packages from Ennis. Speaking at the launch of the newly extended service, Dublin Coach owner and Kilrush native John O’Sullivan said he views Ennis as a “tourism hub”. At the event held at the Templegate Hotel on Thursday it was highlighted that the route created a gateway between Ennis, Limerick, Kildare and Dublin enabling the free flow of visitors and greater partnership between each location. “Ultimately this service provides Ennis and Clare with the platform to maximise on the increased arriving into Shannon and Dublin Airport but equally the domestic consumer who is responsible for the greatest volume,” a spokesperson for Dublin Coach. It is envisaged that the new service will result in up to 50 permanent jobs when the company rolls out their new Quicktours packages …

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