Dáil Issues, Social Welfare

To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if correspondence has been issued to date outlining changes under the total contributions approach 2012 to the pensioners affected by contributory pension changes in 2012; and the reason for the delay in issuing this correspondence in view of the fact that the decision to address this issue was made on 23 January 2018.

– Clare Daly T.D.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Debates, Leaders Questions

Committees, Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Transport Tourism and Sport

Iarnród Éireann is planning to implement further timetable alterations from 9th December 2018, subject to the approval of the National Transport Authority.

Changes are proposed on the following routes:

  • Northern Commuter
  • Dublin to Maynooth/M3 Parkway/Longford Commuter
  • Dublin Sligo Intercity
  • Dublin Rosslare Intercity
  • Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch/Newbridge Commuter

Key elements of the proposed new timetables are:

  • More frequent off-peak and weekend services between Maynooth/Drogheda and Connolly, including extended morning and evening operating hours between Maynooth and Connolly on Sundays
  • Introduction of Monday to Friday off-peak services between Hazelhatch and Grand Canal Dock, via Phoenix Park Tunnel
  • An additional Monday to Friday service each way between Sligo and Dublin Connolly
  • Time alterations on Rosslare Europort/Dublin Connolly services
  • More even intervals on DART services on Saturdays

In addition, to address feedback from customers arising from the changed schedules in September, the following further alterations are planned:

  • A number of morning Northern Commuter services will additionally serve Portmarnock, Clongriffin and Howth Junction; and one evening Northern Commuter service will additionally serve Clongriffin and Portmarnock, to balance capacity
  • Additional early morning 06.52hrs Connolly to Malahide DART service to provide connection to northbound Northern Commuter service for DART customers at intermediate stations
  • Revised timings on Sligo/Dublin Connolly route services to improve punctuality
  • A number of other minor schedule alterations to improve punctuality

Customers are invited to submit feedback on the proposed revisions through this form, by 17.00hrs on Thursday 15th November.

Full draft timetables are available here.  A summary of proposed changes is below.
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