Fianna Fáil Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has successfully lobbied her party colleagues at this week’s Think In to approve the extension of the short hop zone as party policy.
Senator O’Loughlin said, “This week I attended the Fianna Fáil think in in Mullingar. Where colleagues from all over the country met to discuss a range of issues in advance of the new term- from housing, to health, to the cost of living.”
“I am delighted that at this event, I received final agreement from my Colleague Deputy Barry Cowen- Chair of the of the Fianna Fáil transport policy group- to adopt the extension of the short hop zone to Newbridge with the support of Party Transport Spokesperson James O’Connor TD. I also discussed the matter with the incoming Minister for Finance Michael Mc Grath TD.”
“This has been a very contentious issue locally and is something I have been raising for some time in the Oireachtas. Travelling from Newbridge to Dublin will cost a passenger €8.45 compared to only €3.90 from Sallins & Naas, this needs to change.”
Fiona concluded by saying “I will continue to advocate on behalf of commuters and will push for the extension of the short hop zone.”