On Friday the news broke that the JJ Kavanagh’s bus route from Dublin to Limerick serving Borris-in-Ossory, Mountrath and Castletown would no longer stop and collect from these locations.
It was revealed that they would stop servicing Borris-in-Ossory, Castletown and Mountrath on Tuesday, April 16.
However good news has come since this announcement.
Laois TD Sean Fleming has said that a replacement bus service will operate between the towns and villages of Borris-in-Ossory, Pike of Rushall, Castletown and Mountrath.
“I have personally been in touch with the Chief Executive of the National Transport Authority, who is over all bus routes in the country.
“She has assured me that funding is available for a new local service to cover all these areas. So we’ve a full service from Portlaoise to Roscrea and back, and covering all the towns and villages on the route.
“This will go to tender shortly, and we will have a replacement bus service here, funded by the taxpayer, I’m delighted I’ve achieved that.”
The Fianna Fáil TD also stated that JJ Kavanagh’s will stay on the route until this service is set up.