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"Show Of Strength" Against Bus Éireann Cancellation Taking Place Today

A protest is getting underway in Ballinasloe at 2pm today.

A protest is taking place in a "show of strength" against the cancellation of the Bus Éireann Expressway service through the midlands.

The 20/X20 route from Galway to Dublin - which services Athlone, Moate, Kilbeggan and Kinnegad - was closed last month, despite widespread opposition.

A demonstation is starting at 2pm outside the Emerald Ballroom in Ballinasloe, organised by the local Active Retirement group.

Independent Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughten says the decision is having a real impact on passengers who rely on the service:

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