I have spoken to Bus Éireann and the National Transport Authority overnight and again this morning and they have agreed an extension to the 126N nightlink service. Following our discussions they have agreed to extend the service for the next six weeks to see people up to and past the Christmas period.
While Bus Eireann maintain that the service is operating at a loss, the NTA have agreed to cover costs over the next few weeks to ensure people have a safe means of transport to get back home from Christmas outing in Dublin.
The service will be examined again in the New Year. I want to thank Bus Éireann and the NTA for working with me on extending the service and I will press in the interim for clarity and consultation on what happens in the new year.