Cost Of Living: Public Transpo...


Cost Of Living: Public Transport Fares To Drop

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

07:27 10 Feb 2022

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All public transport fares are to be reduced by 20% under Government plans to reduce the cost of living.

The fare changes will take effect in April until the end of the year.

They'll apply across Bus Éireann, Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Go Ahead, Luas, DART and Local Link.

The Cabinet sub-committee on economic affairs has also agreed to a €125 lump sum payment to those in receipt of fuel allowance.

It will be paid around St Patrick's Day.

The electricity rebate has also been increased to €200 household, which will be paid towards bills in April.

And the contribution to the Drug Payment Scheme has also been reduced from €100 to €80.

Overall, around €300m of new spending was confirmed.

So what's in it for you?

  • Energy credit is increased to €200
  • Fuel Allowance lump sum payment of €125
  • 20% reduction in public transport fees from end of April
  • Reduction in caps for school transport fees
  • Drug Payment Scheme reduction to €80
  • Working Family Payment increase brought forward

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