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# Free travel pass

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# factcheck
FactCheck: Did Jim Daly really propose getting rid of the free travel pass?
We examine his comments and test the claim of his fellow Cork South-West TD, Fianna Fáil’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony.
Opinion: 'A €6 charge isn't enough. What about a €24 annual fee for those with free travel passes?'
I, and many others with a disability, would be more than willing to pay a small service fee each year to address accessibility issues, writes Stephen Cluskey.
# No Freebies
A proposal to limit free travel could 'stop elderly people going to the doctor'
Providers want to limit the use of the pass.
# ageing population
'No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe'
However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.
# Not happening
'It's not on the agenda': The government won't be getting rid of the Free Travel Scheme
Leo Varadkar was insistent today that taking away the Free Travel Pass is not going to happen.
# ID cards
Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimants
The card aims to provide public service providers with a verification of an individual’s identity, particularly those collecting social welfare payments and using the Free Travel Pass.
# Free Travel
Fianna Fáil calls on Minister to rule out cut to free travel scheme
It has emerged this week that the scheme is the subject of a review by an interdepartmental group ahead of December’s Budget.