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# free-travel - Sunday 13 October, 2019

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake
# Giant Leap
# Giant Leap

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake

Oct 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,641 Views 29 Comments

Irish Rail, Luas, Bus Eireann and Go Ahead all saw child journey’s jump by over 100% during Kids Go Free August initiative.

# free-travel - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses
# Free Travel
# Free Travel

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses

Dec 6th 2018, 9:34 PM 32,043 Views 57 Comments

In 2016, more than 100 million passengers used public transport in the country of 600,000 people.

# free-travel - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it?

Jan 24th 2017, 9:22 AM 32,532 Views 149 Comments

The suggestion has been made by Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly as a means of preserving rural bus services.

# free-travel - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here's what public transport your kids won't have to pay for next week
# Hurrah
# Hurrah

Here's what public transport your kids won't have to pay for next week

Jul 1st 2015, 1:16 PM 23,962 Views 16 Comments

Holders of child Leap cards will be able to avail of free travel on services across the country.

# free-travel - Monday 30 June, 2014

'It's not on the agenda': The government won't be getting rid of the Free Travel Scheme
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

'It's not on the agenda': The government won't be getting rid of the Free Travel Scheme

Jun 30th 2014, 11:40 AM 6,092 Views 49 Comments

Leo Varadkar was insistent today that taking away the Free Travel Pass is not going to happen.

# free-travel - Thursday 26 June, 2014

"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton
# Off The Buses
# Off The Buses

"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton

Jun 26th 2014, 4:40 PM 8,830 Views 46 Comments

It follows the launch of a campaign yesterday urging politicians not to meddle with the current scheme, which allows older people free travel on public transport.

# free-travel - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

"Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass
# On The Buses
# On The Buses

"Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass

Jun 25th 2014, 11:22 AM 9,337 Views 110 Comments

The scheme is currently being reviewed, but Age Action is warning that any negative changes will be vehemently opposed by older people.

# free-travel - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences?

Oct 10th 2013, 9:22 AM 14,452 Views 255 Comments

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary thinks free television licences and free travel for over 65s should be done away with. What do you think?

# free-travel - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Poll: Should a levy be placed on free travel pass rail journeys?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a levy be placed on free travel pass rail journeys?

Aug 4th 2013, 10:00 AM 17,057 Views 206 Comments

Irish Rail unions are reportedly calling for such a levy, to save rail worker cuts. What do you

# free-travel - Friday 12 April, 2013

Iarnród Éireann offers free trips to community groups and charities
# Free Travel
# Free Travel

Iarnród Éireann offers free trips to community groups and charities

Apr 12th 2013, 4:01 PM 5,864 Views 11 Comments

The company will provide up to 100 groups with a free group travel return journey for up to 50 people over the course of the year.

# free-travel - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months
# Kids Go Free
# Kids Go Free

Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months

Jan 31st 2013, 5:13 PM 10,853 Views 13 Comments

Two children can travel free with each adult who has a valid Luas adult ticket during February, March and April.

# free-travel - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget

Nov 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,231 Views 59 Comments

The organisation said older people are at risk of becoming socially isolated if their passes are taken away.

# free-travel - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?

Nov 4th 2012, 1:31 PM 11,926 Views 89 Comments

Reports today suggest the Government is considering bringing in an income threshrold for pensioners to receive their free travel. Good idea? Bad idea?

# free-travel - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Poll: Should pensioners be charged for travel?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pensioners be charged for travel?

Sep 15th 2012, 11:28 AM 9,867 Views 111 Comments

It’s reported that pensioners, who currently avail of free travel, could be asked to pay €5 for some journeys.

# free-travel - Friday 7 September, 2012

Fianna Fáil calls on Minister to rule out cut to free travel scheme
# Free Travel
# Free Travel

Fianna Fáil calls on Minister to rule out cut to free travel scheme

Sep 7th 2012, 5:29 PM 4,541 Views 42 Comments

It has emerged this week that the scheme is the subject of a review by an interdepartmental group ahead of December’s Budget.

# free-travel - Thursday 6 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Sep 6th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,516 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Burton 'very much values' free travel scheme
# Free Travel
# Free Travel

Burton 'very much values' free travel scheme

Sep 6th 2012, 11:16 AM 4,367 Views 22 Comments

Minister Joan Burton said some reports on the review of the free travel scheme were “a bit wildly speculative”.

# free-travel - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Poll: Should the free travel scheme be means-tested?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Poll: Should the free travel scheme be means-tested?

Sep 5th 2012, 10:27 AM 11,221 Views 134 Comments

The government is reportedly looking into means-testing as a way of cutting losses at transport companies. What do you think?