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Nenagh-Dublin Direct Train

Posted on March 05, 2012 by Alan Kelly

Nenagh-Dublin Train Launch

I have recently announced an overhaul of rail services on the Ballybrophy railway line, including additional early morning train services to Dublin under the new Iarnród Éireann Spring/Summer schedule. This is a fantastic development for those living and commuting in the areas of Nenagh and Roscrea. As the local Minister in the Department of Transport, providing this vital service has been a priority for me.

These new trains mean you'll be in Dublin in 2 hours 20 minutes from Nenagh and there will be no change at Ballybrophy on this service. What this effectively means is that for the first time people from Nenagh have the ability to get to Dublin, on one train, for work or college before 9am.

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Inspirational 'Visit Nenagh' Cycle Team

Posted on February 13, 2012 by Alan Kelly

Visit Nenagh Cycle Team

This team are an inspiration. They came to me last November looking for my support and of course it was forthcoming. Nenagh has always had a strong interest in cycling and the lads have been participating in cycling competitions in some cases for over a decade. It is a fantastic achievement to have our own team in Nenagh that will promote the town and the area in general. Nenagh has a unique selling point now with the N7 cycleway to Limerick that will be able to attract in events and competitions in the future. Working with the team and their supporters I want to make Nenagh, a town placed in the centre of the country as the centre piece of Irish cycling'.

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Integrated Ticketing

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Alan Kelly

MIN KELLY NEW LEAP CARD MX2 I was delighted to unveil the new Leap Card, the long-promised integrated ticketing for Dublin. After 12 years of promises, it’s great to see this project final get off the ground, a positive move for integrated travel. I have worked extremely hard to get this project moving as I felt it was important to commuters. We have 500 customers testing the system for us at the moment and we’ll take their feedback so that the final launch is as smooth as possible.

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€600,000 for South Tipp Smarter Travel Projects

Posted on November 27, 2011 by Alan Kelly

I’m thrilled to note that since my time in office over €600,000 has been allocated to projects in South Tipperary as part of the Smarter Travel Initiative. This funding provides a small boost for the local economy and encourages cycling and walking and more sustainable transport.


Tipperary is one of the counties that has benefited greatly from the jobs initiative.

The funding forms part of a €2 million national package for smarter travel measures.

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Time to Investigate M7 Workers Employment Conditions

Posted on February 03, 2010 by Alan Kelly

Supporting the M7 Workers Fight for Fair Play
Supporting the M7 Workers Fight for Fair Play

I am calling for a full investigation into the working conditions of workers on the new M7.  This arises following receipt of a number of complaints from former skilled workers who were paid the hourly rate of a general operative in breach of The Wages Act 1991. This in particular relates to hundreds of workers who have been let go off the site in the last six months.

The complaints come from former employees of Coffey Construction and relate not only to rates of pay but to a number of issues which include payment of a flat rate for overtime hours worked and incomplete contracts of employment. These are in breach of Labour laws and practices.

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Hopping on the Rural Transport Scheme Bus

Posted on November 27, 2009 by Alan Kelly

Rural Transport Scheme BusOn Thursday last, I took the Rural Transport Scheme’s bus from Lorrha to Roscrea along with regular users of the scheme.  Locals have recently become fearful of cuts to this scheme, which would leave them isolated and without access to even the most basic of services.  The rural transport scheme was set up in response to inadequate transport in rural areas and has become a lifeline to many without access to a car.   

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