Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Public Transport Fares

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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987. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a partial refund will be issued to persons who purchased annual Leap card tickets at the start of the year but have not been in a position to travel since the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced. [5864/20]

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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1002. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there will be a partial refund on yearly Leap card subscriptions due to reduced use during the pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6114/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 987 and 1002 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services. 

I have, therefore, referred the Deputies questions to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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