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Regional Independents Calling For Free Public Transport

The group includes three midlands TDs.

The Dáil has heard claims that public transport services in rural areas are 'laughable'.

The Regional Independents, which includes Midlands TDs Denis Naughten, Peadar Toibin and Cathal Berry, have brought a motion calling for 'free and accessible' public transport services across the country.

They have argued there hasn't been anywhere near enough investment in services to convince enough people to leave their cars at home.

Clare TD Michael McNamara says trying to restrict cars without any viable replacements won't be effective:

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