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#Free Travel

From TheJournal.ie NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake Giant Leap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses Free Travel

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what public transport your kids won't have to pay for next week Hurrah

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton Off The Buses

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass On The Buses

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences?

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a levy be placed on free travel pass rail journeys? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iarnród Éireann offers free trips to community groups and charities Free Travel

Iarnród Éireann offers free trips to community groups and charities

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months Kids Go Free

Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months

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

From TheJournal.ie Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget Budget 2013

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should pensioners be charged for travel? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pensioners be charged for travel?

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

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil calls on Minister to rule out cut to free travel scheme 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Burton 'very much values' free travel scheme Free Travel

Burton 'very much values' free travel scheme

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the free travel scheme be means-tested? Public Transport This post contains a poll

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

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