Thomas Pringle TD

‘Eir’ inaction causing bus shelter delays for Killbegs

Bus eireann

Press Release – May 18th, 2017


Deputy Pringle has claimed inaction by Eir is leading to delays in getting a bus shelter for the Killybegs bus stop.

The National Transport Authority has committed funding under the 2016 bus shelter programmes to install one in the town however according to the Deputy this has been impeded by inaction on the part of Eir who have yet to remove the two phone boxes currently in the way of the project.

“I’ve recently written to the Minister on this issue who deferred my Question to the National Transport Authority. They claim they are doing everything in their power to progress with upgrades but are left waiting for Eir to relocate the existing two phone boxes to another location in order for the planning application to progress.

“Until then we have to wait until the removal occurs so the Authority can request a new bus shelter from their supplier, JDCecaux and thereby proceed with the application process. This would then remove the ‘third party interest’ element to any planning application as Eir will have no further work to carry out.

“The NTA have advised that Eir have indicated the phone boxes are on the list for removal but no set date has been confirmed. I intend to write to Eir directly and seek a date for when this may happen. I would urge Eir to consider the safe and speedy removal of the material in order for the necessary bus shelter project to progress. There should be no reason for these kinds of delays” concludes Pringle.


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