6. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to help increase numbers using public transport options available to them particularly in areas with heavy commuter traffic. (Question 15053/13 asked on 27 Mar 2013 - Public Transport)

Deputy Leo Varadkar: Accessible and attractive public transport systems are essential to attract potential passengers out of their cars and to reduce congestion in our cities, towns and villages. Significant investment has been made in the country’s public transport network in the last decade. As I am sure every Deputy agrees, we have modern bus, tram and train fleets.
While we are not in a financial position at present to make further substantial investments to expand our public transport net...